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ampulla

 [am-pul´ah] (pl. ampul´lae) (L.)
a flasklike dilatation of a tubular structure, especially of the expanded ends of the semicircular canals of the ear.
ampulla chy´li cisterna chyli.
ampulla duc´tus deferen´tis (Henle's ampulla) the enlarged and tortuous distal end of the ductus deferens.
hepatopancreatic ampulla ampulla of Vater; a flasklike cavity in the major duodenal papilla into which the common bile duct and pancreatic duct open.
 Hepatopancreatic ampulla, receiving the common bile and pancreatic ducts and entering the duodenum at the major duodenal papilla. From Dorland's, 2000.
Lieberkühn's ampulla the blind termination of the lacteals in the villi of the intestines.
ampul´lae membrana´ceae membranous ampullae: the dilatations at one end of each of the three semicircular ducts.
ampul´lae os´seae the dilatations at one of the ends of the semicircular canals.
phrenic ampulla the dilatation at the lower end of the esophagus.
ampulla of rectum the dilated portion of the rectum just proximal to the anal canal.
ampulla of Thoma one of the small terminal expansions of an interlobar artery in the pulp of the spleen.
ampulla of uterine tube the longest and widest portion of the fallopian (uterine) tube between the infundibulum and the isthmus of the tube.
ampulla of Vater hepatopancreatic ampulla; the term “ampulla of Vater” is often mistakenly used instead of “papilla of Vater,” or major duodenal papilla.

he·pa·to·pan·cre·at·ic am·pul·la

[TA]
the dilation within the major duodenal papilla that normally receives both the (common) bile duct and the main pancreatic duct.

ampulla of Vater

ampulla of Vater

A small dilatation in the main duodenal papilla which corresponds to the joining of the common bile duct and major pancreatic duct; the AoV appears as a bump in the duodenum by endoscopy, is the point of secretion of bile and pancreatic juices, and is the target for injecting contrast when performing ERCP.

am·pul·la of Vater

(am-pul'ă vah'tĕr)
The dilation at the junction of the common bile duct and pancreatic ducts before they enter the duodenum.

ampulla of Vater

A small sac-like widening (dilation) at the point of junction of the bile and pancreatic ducts where they enter the DUODENUM. Cancer of the head of the PANCREAS can block the ampulla and cause obstructive JAUNDICE.

Ampulla of Vater

The widened portion of the duct through which the bile and pancreatic juices enter the intestine. Ampulla is a Latin word for a bottle with a narrow neck that opens into a wide body.
Mentioned in: Jaundice

ampulla

pl. ampullae [L.] a flasklike dilatation of a tubular structure, especially of the expanded ends of the semicircular canals of the ear. See also ampullar.

ampulla chyli
cisterna chyli.
ampulla coli
the enormously dilated part of the right dorsal colon of the horse.
ampulla ductus deferentis
the enlarged glandular urethral end of the ductus deferens.
Henle's ampulla
ampulla ductus deferentis.
hepatopancreatic ampulla
ampulla of Vater; in humans, a flasklike cavity in the major duodenal papilla into which the common bile duct and pancreatic duct open.
Lieberkühn's ampulla
the blind termination of the lacteals in the villi of the intestines.
ampullae membranaceae
the dilatations at one end of each of the three semicircular ducts.
ampullae osseae
the dilatations at one of the ends of the semicircular canals.
phrenic ampulla
the dilatation at the diaphragmatic end of the esophagus in some species.
rectal ampulla
the dilated portion of the rectum just proximal to the anal canal, prominent in the horse.
ampulla of Thoma
one of the small terminal expansions of an interlobar artery in the pulp of the spleen.
uterine tube ampulla
the longest and widest portion of the uterine tube, between the infundibulum and the isthmus of the tube.
vas deferens ampulla
dilatation of the terminal part of the vas deferens caused by glandular thickening of the wall.
ampulla of Vater
hepatopancreatic ampulla.