February 9, 2021

FEB 9, a brief saga: the gastro-esophageal junction

Authors' Note: The role of the esophagus under normal conditions is the one-way transit of food from mouth to stomach, keeping tissue-irritating acid in the stomach; the gastroesophageal junction plays the key role in this function. Most of the medical and dietary treatments for GERD (gastro-esophageal reflux disease) only block some symptoms due to acidity of the regurgitated gastric contents. Surgery is generally reserved for severe, chronic and recalcitrant cases.


   For the purpose of this blog, a 'brief saga' is defined as a poem, usually narrative, but occasionally expository, that tell its story in at least 15 lines. Most commonly, the format involves three stanzas in limerick form, constituting a single submission to the online humor site 'Omnificent English Dictionary iLimerick Form'. On the OEDILF site, rigorous standards for content and format proceed in a collaborative editing process that may take several weeks to over a year. 
  Generally, OEDILF has not been enormously welcoming of multi-verse submissions, but Giorgio Coniglio has persisted, and the OEDILF number for each accepted multi-verse poem is shown here on the slide with its first verse. 

To access the next 'brief saga' on this blog, proceed to 'workplace pollution (compensable)'.

To access the most recent previous 'brief saga', back up to 'Italian treats'. 

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