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sphincter of Oddi

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  • n. A muscular valve that controls the flow of digestive juices (bile and pancreatic juice) through the ampulla of Vater into the second part of the duodenum.

Etymologies

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After Ruggero Oddi (1864-1913), Italian physiologist and anatomist.

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