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duct

 [dukt]
a passage with well-defined walls, especially a tubular structure for the passage of excretions or secretions. adj., adj ductal.
accessory duct of Santorini a tubular structure that drains the lower part of the head of the pancreas.
alveolar d's small passages connecting the respiratory bronchioles and the alveolar sacs.
Bartholin's duct (duct of Bartholin) the larger and longer of the sublingual ducts.
bile d's (biliary d's) see bile ducts.
cochlear duct a spiral membranous tube in the bony canal of the cochlea between Reissner's membrane and the basilar membrane; it is divided into the scala tympani, scala vestibuli, and spiral lamina. Called also scala media.
common bile duct a duct formed by the union of the cystic and hepatic ducts; see also bile ducts.
cystic duct the passage connecting the gallbladder neck and the common bile duct.
efferent duct any duct that gives outlet to a glandular secretion.
ejaculatory duct the duct formed by union of the ductus deferens and the duct of the seminal vesicles, opening into the prostatic urethra on the colliculus seminalis.
endolymphatic duct a canal connecting the membranous labyrinth of the ear with the endolymphatic sac.
excretory duct one through which the secretion is conveyed from a gland.
hepatic duct the excretory duct of the liver, or one of its branches in the lobes of the liver; see also bile ducts.
Hepatic duct. From Applegate, 2000.
lacrimal duct the excretory duct of the lacrimal gland; see also lacrimal apparatus. Called also lacrimal canaliculus.
lacrimonasal duct nasal duct.
lactiferous d's ducts conveying the milk secreted by the lobes of the breast to and through the nipples.
lymphatic duct, left thoracic duct.
lymphatic d's see lymphatic ducts.
mammary duct lactiferous ducts.
mesonephric duct an embryonic duct of the mesonephros, which in the male becomes the epididymis, ductus deferens and its ampulla, seminal vesicles, and ejaculatory duct, and in the female is largely obliterated.
müllerian duct either of the two paired embryonic ducts developing into the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes, and becoming largely obliterated in the male.
nasal duct (nasolacrimal duct) the downward continuation of the lacrimal sac, opening on the lateral wall of the inferior meatus of the nose; see also lacrimal apparatus.
pancreatic duct the main excretory duct of the pancreas, which usually unites with the common bile duct before entering the duodenum at the major duodenal papilla; see also bile ducts.
papillary d's straight excretory or collecting portions of the renal tubules, which descend through the renal medulla to a renal papilla.
paramesonephric duct müllerian duct.
paraurethral d's Skene's glands.
parotid duct the duct by which the parotid glands empty into the mouth.
prostatic d's minute ducts from the prostate, opening into or near the prostatic sinuses on the posterior wall of the urethra.
lymphatic duct, right a vessel draining lymph from the upper right side of the body, receiving lymph from the right subclavian, jugular, and mediastinal trunks when those vessels do not open independently into the right brachiocephalic vein.
salivary d's the ducts of the salivary glands.
semicircular d's the long ducts of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
seminal d's the passages for conveyance of spermatozoa and semen.
sublingual d's the excretory ducts of the sublingual salivary glands.
submandibular duct (submaxillary duct) the duct that drains the submandibular gland and opens at the sublingual caruncle.
tear duct lacrimal duct.
thoracic duct a duct beginning in the cisterna chyli and emptying into the venous system at the junction of the left subclavian and left internal jugular veins. It acts as a channel for the collection of lymph from the portions of the body below the diaphragm and from the left side of the body above the diaphragm.

pan·cre·at·ic duct

[TA]
the excretory duct of the pancreas that extends through the gland from tail to head, where it empties into the duodenum at the greater duodenal papilla.

pancreatic duct

n.
The excretory duct of the pancreas, by which pancreatic juice is secreted into the duodenum.

pancreatic duct

the primary secretory channel of the pancreas. Also called duct of Wirsung. Compare accessory pancreatic duct.

pan·cre·at·ic duct

(pan'krē-at'ik dŭkt) [TA]
The excretory duct of the pancreas, which extends through the gland from tail to head, where it empties into the duodenum at the greater duodenal papilla.
Synonym(s): Wirsung canal, Wirsung duct.

Hoffmann,

Moritz, German anatomist, 1622-1698.
Hoffmann duct - the excretory duct of the pancreas. Synonym(s): pancreatic duct

Wirsung,

Johann G., German anatomist in Padua, 1600-1643.
Wirsung canal - Synonym(s): Wirsung duct
Wirsung duct - the excretory duct of the pancreas. Synonym(s): pancreatic duct; Wirsung canal

duct

a passage with well-defined walls, especially a tubular structure for the passage of excretions or secretions. See also ductus.

accessory pancreatic duct
the duct of the dorsal pancreatic primordium that opens on the minor duodenal papilla. Called also Santorini's duct or duct of Santorini.
allantoic duct
see urachus.
alveolar duct
one of the final branches of the bronchial tree consisting of a tube whose walls are composed of alveoli.
bile duct, biliary duct
the passages for the conveyance of bile in and from the liver. See also bile duct.
cochlear duct
a spiral membranous tube in the bony canal of the cochlea divided into the scala tympani, scala vestibuli and spiral lamina.
common bile duct
a duct formed by the union of the cystic and hepatic ducts. See also bile duct.
cystic duct
the passage connecting the gallbladder neck and the bile duct.
efferent duct
any duct that gives outlet to a glandular secretion.
ejaculatory duct
the duct formed by union of the ductus deferens and the duct of the seminal vesicles, opening into the prostatic urethra on the colliculus seminalis. Found in the horse and ruminants.
endolymphatic duct
a canal connecting the membranous labyrinth of the ear with the endolymphatic sac.
epididymal duct
developed from the first part of the mesonephric duct.
excretory duct
one through which the secretion is conveyed from a gland.
duct of Gartner
hepatic duct
the excretory duct of the liver, or one of its branches in the lobes of the liver. See also bile duct.
incisive duct
one of a pair of ducts perforating the palate and which communicate between the mouth and the nasal cavity; they are thought to conduct chemicals for olfactory appraisal by the vomeronasal organ.
intralobar duct
ducts within lobes which provide drainage for secretions of lobes of glands.
intralobular duct
ducts found within lobules which provide drainage for secretions of lobules of glands.
lacrimal duct
one of the excretory ducts of the lacrimal gland. See also lacrimal apparatus.
lacrimonasal duct
nasolacrimal duct.
lactiferous duct
ducts conveying the milk secreted by the lobes of the mammary gland to the lactiferous sinuses or to the teats.
lobar duct
drains the secretions from the lobes of gland, connecting with the main excretory duct.
lobular duct
drains the secretions of lobules of glands.
lymphatic duct
larger lymph drainage vessels, e.g. thoracic duct.
lymphatic duct (left)
thoracic duct.
lymphatic duct (right)
a vessel draining lymph from the cranial right side of the body, receiving lymph from the right subclavian, jugular and mediastinal trunks when those vessels do not open independently into the right brachiocephalic vein.
mammary duct
lactiferous ducts.
mandibular duct
drainage duct of the mandibular salivary gland.
mesonephric duct
see mesonephric duct.
metanephric duct
the embryonic ureter.
müllerian duct
see müllerian duct.
nasal duct
the duct leading from the lacrimal sac, opening on the floor of the nasal vestibule. Called also nasolacrimal duct. See also lacrimal apparatus.
nasolacrimal duct
see nasal duct (above).
nasopalatine duct
see incisive duct (above).
pancreatic duct
the main excretory duct of the pancreas, which usually opens with the bile duct on the major duodenal papilla; may be a single duct, or two ducts which join, or two independent ducts opening into opposite sides of the intestine. See also bile duct. Called also Wirsung's duct.
papillary d's (kidney)
the straight excretory or collecting portions of the renal tubules, which descend through the renal medulla to a renal papilla or renal crest.
papillary duct (teat)
paramesonephric duct
müllerian duct.
parotid duct
the duct by which the parotid gland empties into the mouth vestibule opposite the upper molars. See also parotid glands.
perilymphatic duct
see aqueduct of cochlea.
pronephric duct
the early embryonic duct from the primitive kidney which leads into the mesonephric duct in the embryo's later stages.
prostatic d's
minute ducts from the prostate, opening into or near the prostatic sinuses on the dorsal wall of the urethra.
salivary d's
the ducts of the salivary glands.
semicircular d's
the long ducts of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
sublingual duct
the excretory ducts of the sublingual salivary glands.
submandibular duct
the duct that drains the submandibular gland and opens at the sublingual caruncle. Called also submaxillary duct.
submaxillary duct
submandibular duct (above).
tear duct
nasolacrimal duct.
thoracic duct
a duct beginning in the cisterna chyli and emptying into the venous system at the junction of the left subclavian and left jugular veins. It acts as a channel for the collection of lymph from the portions of the body caudal to the diaphragm and from the left side of the body cranial to the diaphragm.
thyroglossal duct
the transient, non-patent duct, from the thyroid gland to the floor of the pharynx which is the legacy of the development of the thyroid from the floor of the pharynx.
vitelline duct
see meckel's diverticulum.

pancreatic

pertaining to the pancreas. See also pancreatitis, diabetes mellitus, cystic pancreatic duct.

pancreatic abscess
occurs as a complication of acute pancreatitis or subsequent to pancreatic surgery due to bacterial contamination but is most common as an extension from a leaking gastric ulcer.
pancreatic acinar atrophy
the islets of Langerhans remain normal but acinar tissue atrophies and exocrine function is compromised. Seen most commonly in large breeds of dogs, particularly German shepherd dogs. Clinical signs are related to the exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (see below).
acute pancreatic necrosis
see acute hemorrhagic pancreatitis.
pancreatic
alpha cells cells in the islet of Langerhans which secrete glucagon.
pancreatic anomaly
includes acinar hypoplasia and congenital Islet of langerhans aplasia.
pancreatic
beta cells comprise the majority of pancreatic islet cell population; secrete insulin.
pancreatic bladder
a diverticulum in the pancreatic duct like a gallbladder in the bile duct. Seen in some cats.
pancreatic C-cells
cells in the islet of Langerhans with no known function.
pancreatic calculus
small concretions, 4 to 5 mm diameter, in the pancreatic ducts, caused by chronic inflammation. Seen, usually in large numbers, in cattle.
pancreatic cysts
anomalous obstructions of ducts, often associated with similar cysts in kidneys and bile ducts.
pancreatic delta cells
cells in the islet of Langerhans; known to secrete somatostatin, and vasoactive intestinal peptide.
pancreatic duct
one of the two excretory ducts of the pancreas. Depending on the species, it may unite with the common bile duct before entering the duodenum at the major duodenal papilla. Absent from the pig and ox which only have an accessory pancreatic duct (developed from the dorsal primordium) which opens on the minor duodenal papilla. See also bile duct.
pancreatic duct obstruction
congenitally by agenesis of the duct, by pancreatic lithiasis or inflammation; causes initial distention followed by atrophy of acinar tissue.
pancreatic ectopic tissue
small masses of pancreatic exocrine or endocrine tissue found occasionally in the wall of the stomach or intestines and in the gallbladder; presumed to be functional.
pancreatic enzymes
the exocrine secretion into the intestine includes amylase, endo- and exopeptidases, and lipase. The endopeptidases include trypsin, chymotrypsin and elastase, the exopeptidases are the carboxypeptidases A and B.
exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
insufficient secretion of digestive enzymes, usually due to loss of acinar tissue from idiopathic atrophy or acute or chronic inflammation, causes maldigestion and malabsorption with diarrhea, steatorrhea and weight loss.
pancreatic fibrosis
a sequel to pancreatitis, pancreatic duct obstruction, zinc poisoning.
pancreatic fluke
pancreatic gastrinoma
a gastrin-producing tumor arising from the delta cells of the pancreatic islets that causes hypergastrinemia, hypersecretion of gastric acid and ulceration of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Occurs rarely in dogs. See also zollinger-ellison syndrome.
pancreatic hypertrophy
physiological response to diets high in protein and energy.
pancreatic islets
islets of cells scattered through the pancreas; contain alpha, beta, C and D cells.
pancreatic islet cell tumor
pancreatic lipase
enzyme released from the exocrine pancreas; catalyzes the hydrolysis of dietary lipids in the presence of bile salts. See also lipase.
pancreatic lithiasis
see pancreatic calculus (above).
pancreatic nodular hyperplasia
hard, pale elevations on the surface of the gland; involve only the exocrine tissue; common in old cats and dogs; cause unknown; no discernible effect on patient.
pancreatic polypeptide
secreted by the pancreas into the blood but has no apparent function.
pancreatic trypsin inhibitor
see trypsin inhibitor.