Picture of the esophagus

The esophagus is the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. When you eat or drink, food and liquids travel from your mouth through the throat and esophagus into your stomach.

Current as of: September 8, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

Peter J. Kahrilas MD - Gastroenterology

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