"Cardia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
MeSH information
That part of the STOMACH close to the opening from ESOPHAGUS into the stomach (cardiac orifice), the ESOPHAGOGASTRIC JUNCTION. The cardia is so named because of its closeness to the HEART. Cardia is characterized by the lack of acid-forming cells (GASTRIC PARIETAL CELLS).

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Cardia" by people in this website by year, and whether "Cardia" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 300 publications over 26 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2005
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