uncinate process of pancreas
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un·ci·nate pro·cess of pan·cre·as[TA]
a portion of the head of the pancreas that hooks around posterior to the superior mesenteric vessels, sometimes into the nutcracker (q.v.) formed by the superior mesenteric artery and abdominal aorta.
Synonym(s): processus uncinatus pancreatis [TA], lesser pancreas, pancreas minus, small pancreas, uncinate pancreas, unciform pancreas, Willis pancreas, Winslow pancreas
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Willis,Thomas, English physician, 1621-1675.
accessorius willisii - nerve that arises by two sets of roots: cranial, emerging from the side of the medulla, and spinal, emerging from the ventrolateral part of the first five cervical segments of the spinal cord. Synonym(s): accessory nerve
chordae willisii - Synonym(s): Willis cords
circle of Willis - an anastomotic circle of arteries at the base of the brain. Synonym(s): arterial circle of cerebrum
Willis centrum nervosum - the largest and highest group of prevertebral sympathetic ganglia, located on the superior part of the abdominal aorta. Synonym(s): celiac ganglia
Willis cords - several fibrous cords crossing the superior sagittal sinus. Synonym(s): chordae willisii
Willis pancreas - a portion of the head of the pancreas formed by the superior mesenteric artery and abdominal aorta. Synonym(s): uncinate process of pancreas
Willis paracusis - the apparent increase in auditory acuity of a deaf person to conversation in noisy surroundings due to a companion's unconscious voice raising. Synonym(s): false paracusis
Willis pouch - obsolete term for lesser omentum.
Winslow,Jacob Benignus, Danish anatomist, physicist, and surgeon in Paris, 1669-1760.
stellulae winslowii - capillary whorls in the lamina choroidocapillaris from which arise the venae vorticosae. Synonym(s): Winslow stars
Winslow foramen - the passage below and behind the portal hepatis connecting the two sacs of the peritoneum. Synonym(s): epiploic foramen
Winslow ligament - the cordlike ligament that passes from the lateral epicondyle of the femur to the head of the fibula. Synonym(s): fibular collateral ligament
Winslow pancreas - a portion of the head of the pancreas formed by the superior mesenteric artery and abdominal aorta. Synonym(s): uncinate process of pancreas
Winslow stars - Synonym(s): stellulae winslowii
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