pancreatic duct

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pancreatic duct

n.
The excretory duct of the pancreas, by which pancreatic juice is secreted into the duodenum.
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Noun1.pancreatic duct - a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestinepancreatic duct - a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
pancreas - a large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
musculus sphincter ductus pancreatici - the smooth muscle sphincter of the main pancreatic duct
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In some individuals, an accessory pancreatic duct (of Santorini) is present, a vestige of the pancreas origin (torn two embryonic endodermal primordia that evaginate from the foregut.
The proximal portion of the dorsal duct remains patent and becomes the accessory pancreatic duct, draining through the minor papilla.
An accessory pancreatic duct was identified and was ligated with a hemoclip.