pyloric sphincter


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pyloric sphincter

n.
A ring of smooth muscle fibers around the opening of the stomach into the duodenum.
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Noun1.pyloric sphincter - the sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenumpyloric sphincter - 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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In order to achieve this, the stomach was separated from the fish, starting in the esophagus and finishing in the pyloric sphincter (along with the food contained inside) and then it was introduced into a test tube (to 0.1 mL) filled with water.
Niolu, "Pyloric atresia: an attempt at anatomic pyloric sphincter reconstruction," Journal of Pediatric Surgery, vol.
The animals were sacrificed 30 min after administration of charcoal meal by cervical dislocation and the intestines were immediately isolated and ligated at the pyloric sphincter and ileocecal junction.