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Descriptor English: Pylorus
Descriptor Spanish: Píloro
Descriptor píloro
Scope note: Porción tubular del estómago que se curva en ángulo hacia la derecha desde el cuerpo del estómago hacia el duodeno. (Diccionario Mosby. 5a ed. Madrid: Harcourt España, 2000, p.966)
Descriptor Portuguese: Piloro
Descriptor French: Pylore
Entry term(s): Pyloric Sphincter
Pyloric Sphincters
Sphincter, Pyloric
Sphincters, Pyloric
Tree number(s): A03.556.875.875.799
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011708
Scope note: The region of the STOMACH at the junction with the DUODENUM. It is marked by the thickening of circular muscle layers forming the pyloric sphincter to control the opening and closure of the lumen.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Gastric Emptying MeSH
DeCS ID: 12143
Unique ID: D011708
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2004/07/07
Pylorus - Preferred
Concept UI M0018200
Scope note The region of the STOMACH at the junction with the DUODENUM. It is marked by the thickening of circular muscle layers forming the pyloric sphincter to control the opening and closure of the lumen.
Preferred term Pylorus
Pyloric Sphincter - Narrower
Concept UI M0453550
Preferred term Pyloric Sphincter
Entry term(s) Pyloric Sphincters
Sphincter, Pyloric
Sphincters, Pyloric



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