The ileocecal valve is a sphincter muscle situated at the junction of the small intestine (ileum) and the large intestine. Its critical function is to limit the reflux of colonic contents into the ileum. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ileocecal_valve ]

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The ileocecal valve is a sphincter muscle situated at the junction of the small intestine (ileum) and the large intestine. Its critical function is to limit the reflux of colonic contents into the ileum.

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has exact synonym

valva ileocaecalis (valva ilealis)

has related synonym

valva ileocaecalis

Tulp's valve

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