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General Anatomy > Alimentary system > Pancreas > Pancreatic duct > Sphincter of pancreatic duct

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Description

Various smooth muscle sphincters regulate the flow of bile and pancreatic juice through the ampulla of Vater: the sphincter of the pancreatic duct, the sphincter of the bile duct, and the hepatopancreatic sphincter (Sphincter of Oddi).


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Eponym

Boyden

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