Specific Motility Disorders of the GI Tract


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Which of the following would most likely cause a hiatal hernia?

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1. What is achalasia?

2. You are a radiologist, and you conduct a barium swallow on a referred patient. You notice a bird beak's appearance upon conducting your study. Which of the following will you most likely suspect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz mainly tests you on definitions of key terms related to motility disorders. You will need to identify the correct definition or characteristics terms. You will be quizzed on information such as the likely cause of a hiatal hernia and what causes acid back up.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz tests you on the following:

  • GERD
  • Esophagitis
  • Achalasia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Gastroparesis

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what achalasia makes reference to and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as esophagitis and gastroparesis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what GERD could be the result of

Additional Learning

You should also view the related lesson entitled Specific Motility Disorders of the GI Tract. This lesson will help you absorb even more information about this topic and covers these objectives:

  • Define peristalsis
  • Understand what heartburn is
  • Explain the features and components of the esophagus
  • Describe dysphagia