from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the stomach and the duodenum: gastroduodenal disease.
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- adj. Relating to, or connecting the stomach and the duodenum
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the stomach and duodenum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In anatomy, pertaining to the stomach and duodenum: as, the gastroduodenal artery.
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- adj. of or relating to the stomach and the duodenum
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They appeared to arise in the distal pyloric mucosa, or perhaps the gastroduodenal junction.
This may well have been because a nasty gastroduodenal ulcer, first diagnosed in 1925, led to his being put on an unusual diet—hence all the milk and fruit.
- Do not administer in cases of gastroduodenal ulcer and severe renal or liver failure.
Physiology or Medicine concern the development of new drugs which have become essential in the treatment of a number of different disorders, mainly myocardial ischemia (angina pectoris), hypertension, gastroduodenal ulcer, leukemia, gout and infectious diseases.
It is in relation above and in front with the quadrate lobe of the liver and the gall-bladder; behind with the gastroduodenal artery, the common bile duct, and the portal vein; and below and behind with the head and neck of the pancreas.
A considerable plexus accompanies the gastroduodenal artery and is continued as the inferior gastric plexus on the right gastroepiploic artery along the greater curvature of the stomach, where it unites with offshoots from the lienal plexus.
The gastroduodenal artery (a. gastroduodenalis) (Fig. 533) is a short but large branch, which descends, near the pylorus, between the superior part of the duodenum and the neck of the pancreas, and divides at the lower border of the duodenum into two branches, the right gastroepiploic and the superior pancreaticoduodenal.
Its antero-superior surface supports the pylorus; its postero-inferior surface is in relation with the commencement of the portal vein; on the right it is grooved by the gastroduodenal artery.
From its upper part the neck springs, its right limit being marked by a groove for the gastroduodenal artery.
Anatomical relationships are extremely important - for example, knowing the relationship between the duodenum and the gastroduodenal & inferior pancreaticoduodenal arteries makes it easier to anticipate potential complications of a duodenal ulcer.