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THROAT, med. jur. The anterior part of the neck. Dungl. plea. Diet. h.t.; Coop. Dict. h.t.; 2 Good's Study of Med. 302; 1 Chit. Med. Jur. 97, n.
     2. The word throat, in an indictment which charged the defendant with murder, by "cutting the throat of the deceased," does not mean, and is not to be confined to that part of the neck which is scientifically called the throat, but signifies that which is commonly called the throat. 6 Carr. & Payne, 401; S. C. 25 Eng. Com. Law Rep. 458.

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Caffeinated drinks, citrus juice and alcohol raise the level of acidity in the stomach and citrus juices, spicy food and tomato products can irritate the gullet.
Some people suffer every day and in these cases a faulty valve between the stomach and gullet may be responsible.
39, lost dad Hugh, 58, to cancer of the gullet in 2001, while at No.
That creates a problem in getting rid of acid and increases the tendency for the stomach contents to actually go backwards into the gullet.
Staff now have a manometry PH recording and analysis system, designed to measure acid levels and pressures in the gullet for diagnosis.
Normally the food goes down the gullet to the stomach.
Ebony would have starved to death without the op to correct a defect in her gullet.
The 58-year-old is due to have a new round of tests on cancer of the gullet in two weeks to determine if her tumour is under control or if she will need major surgery.
Acid from the stomach leaks into the sensitive gullet, burning the lining and causing pain.
A DEPENDING on the position of the pain, it could have a number of causes from gallstones to an inflamed or narrow gullet, a hiatus hernia, acid problems like a peptic ulcer or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
I, too, suffered from cancer of the gullet and, like Iris, was misdiagnosed at first.
SOUNDS like heartburn, or oesophageal spasm, in which the gullet muscles go into cramp.