Oddi's sphincter


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Related to Oddi's sphincter: Hepatopancreatic sphincter, sphincter of ampulla

Oddi's sphincter

Etymology: Ruggero Oddi, Italian surgeon, 1864-1913; Gk, sphigein, to bind
a band of circular muscle fibers around the lower part of the common bile duct and pancreatic duct, near the common duct junction with the duodenum.