pyloric opening


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opening

 [o´pen-ing]
a gap or open space; anatomic nomenclature for various types of openings includes aditus, aperture, foramen, fossa, hiatus, inlet, meatus, orifice, ostium, and outlet.
aortic opening
1. the aperture in the diaphragm for passage of the descending aorta.
cardiac opening the opening from the esophagus into the stomach.
pulmonary opening (opening of pulmonary trunk) pulmonary orifice.
pyloric opening the opening between the stomach and duodenum.

pyloric opening

The opening between the stomach and duodenum.
See also: opening
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The Egyptian fruit bat stomach was fixed in its position by its connection to the esophagus by the cardiac opening and to the duodenum by the pyloric opening, in addition to the pressure of the abdominal wall and the surrounding organs: liver, intestine, and spleen and there is a weak ligamentous fixation by the ill-developed lesser and greater omentum.
Macroscopic study of the Egyptian fruit bat stomach: Externally the stomach was C-shaped with a long convex greater curvature and a short nearly straight lesser curvature, there was a short distance between the cardiac and the pyloric opening at about 1.4 [+ or -] 0.2 cm.