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Details for anatomical structure: oesophagus

EndoNet ID: ENC00414

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oesophagus, , Oesophagus

General information

Tube-like anatomical structure leading from the pharynx to the stomach and consisting of an outer muscular coat and an inner mucous coat lined with a stratified pavement epithelium on whose surface the oesophageal glands open

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0047757

Larger structures


      Secreted hormones

      • Hormone: GRP


      • Receptor: GRP-R

      • Receptor: PRLR

      • Receptor: EP1

        • acid-induced pain hypersensitivity within the non-acid-exposed esophagus (secondary hyperalgesia) is mediated by PGE(2) activation of the EP-1 receptor [1]

        Induced phenotype:

        • visceral pain hypersensitivity
          • prostaglandine e2 receptor-1 mediates acid-induced visceral pain hypersensitivity in humans. [1]