pyloric sphincter

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Related to pyloric sphincter: pyloric stenosis, cardiac sphincter, Esophageal sphincter
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Synonyms for pyloric sphincter

the sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenum

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The pyloric sphincter is tightly shut and does not allow food to pass on to the next phase of digestion in the duodenum until there is adequate neutralization available from the pancreatic fluids and bile.