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Pylorus

Synonym(s)

  • pars pylorica gastricae
  • pyloric
  • pyloro-

Definition(s)

The region of the stomach at the junction with the duodenum. It is marked by the thickening of circular muscle layers forming the pyloric sphincter to control the opening and closure of the lumen.

Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language SystemThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the National Library of Medicine

The opening from the vertebrate stomach into the intestine.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 19, 2015