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Descriptor English:   Duodenum 
Descriptor Spanish:   Duodeno 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Duodeno 
Synonyms English:   Duodenums  
Tree Number:   A03.556.124.684.124
A03.556.875.249
Definition English:   The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers. 
Indexing Annotation English:   inflammation = DUODENITIS; fistula = DUODENAL DISEASES + INTESTINAL FISTULA; duodenal atresia = DUODENAL OBSTRUCTION /congen + INTESTINAL ATRESIA; duodenal juice = DUODENUM + INTESTINAL SECRETIONS
See Related English:   Duodenoscopy
Duodenostomy
 
History Note English:   DUODENAL INTUBATION was heading 1963-65 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CH chemistry
CY cytology DG diagnostic imaging
DE drug effects EM embryology
EN enzymology GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
IR innervation ME metabolism
MI microbiology PS parasitology
PA pathology PH physiology
PP physiopathology RE radiation effects
SU surgery TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure VI virology
Record Number:   4446 
Unique Identifier:   D004386 

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