pyloric valve


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Noun1.pyloric valve - the sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenumpyloric valve - the sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenum
pylorus - a small circular opening between the stomach and the duodenum
anatomical sphincter, sphincter, sphincter muscle - a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
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Pyloric stenosis is a narrowing of the pyloric valve, the valve between the stomach and small intestine.
I favor the pyloric valve, which controls the passage of food," he continued.
In clinical trials, the instrument worked well mechanically, permitting navigation of the human colon, and subsequently was used as a gastroscope for animals in viewing the pyloric valve and duodenum.