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. Relaxed by the hormone Cholecystokinin (CCK) via vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP).[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphincter_of_ampulla ]

Synonyms: sphincter of ampulla of vater musculus sphincter ampullae Oddi's sphincter hepatopancreatic ampullary sphincter musculus sphincter ampullae hepatopancreatica sphincter of Oddi

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Term information

latin term
musculus sphincter ampullae hepatopancreatica [ FMA:TA FMA:15077 ]

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id

UBERON:0004915