A duct that collects and carries secretions of the exocrine pancreas to the intestine. [ GOC:ymb ORCiD:0000-0002-9900-7880 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancreatic_duct ORCiD:0000-0002-2244-7917 https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/1250 GOC:cvs https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

Synonyms: duct of pancreas pancreas duct

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Term information


pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

curator notes

this class groups together accessory (dorsal) and main (ventral) pancreatic ducts

depicted by


external definition

Duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine. [Dorian_AF, Elsevier's_encyclopaedic_dictionary_of_medicine, Part_B:_Anatomy_(1988)_Amsterdam_etc.:_Elsevier][VHOG]

external ontology notes

in EHDAA2, the dorsal and ventral ducts are classified as epithelial sacs - review after overhaul of duct/epithelia terms

has related synonym

ductus pancreaticus

homology notes

These data show that ducts within the zebrafish pancreas originally arise in situ from isolated progenitor cells rather than arising from reiterative branching of the pancreatic epithelium. This process of pancreatic duct formation in zebrafish may be analogous to the mechanism of duct formation in the mammalian mammary and salivary glands. (...) A related mechanism of duct formation has also been proposed to occur within the mammalian pancreatic epithelium.[uncertain][VHOG]