achalasia Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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achalasianoun [U]

uk   us   /ˌæk.əˈleɪ.ʒə/ specialized
a ​condition in which the ​sphinctermuscle of the ​oesophagus does not ​relax enough to ​allow someone to ​swallownormally: Patients with ​advanced achalasia may be ​bettermanaged with ​primary oesophageal resection.
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