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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

  • parts_of_human_body
  • digestive_system


  • smooth_muscle_cell
  • cell:plasma_cell
  • glial_cell_of_peripheral_nervous_system
  • lymphocyte
  • mast_cell
  • Müllers_radial_cell_of_retina
  • mesenchyme_cell
  • macrophage
  • fibroblast
  • Schwann_cell

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]