sphincter of Oddi

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sphinc·ter of Od·di

n. Oddi, esfínter de, músculo circular contráctil situado en la apertura intestinal de la bilis y los conductos pancreáticos.
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The hepatopancreatic sphincter (of Oddi) surrounds the ampulla and not only regulates the flow of bile and pancreatic juice into the duodenum but also prevents reflex of intestinal contents into the pancreatic duct.
INTRODUCTION: Brunner's glands (or duodenal glands) are compound tubular submucosal glands found in that portion of the duodenum which is above the hepatopancreatic sphincter (Sphincter of Oddi).