Digestive System - Stomach & Small Intestine Functions
The pylorus is the region of the stomach that connects to the duodenum. It is divided in two parts: the pyloric antrum, which connects to the body of the stomach. the pyloric canal, which connects to the duodenum.
The lesser curvature of the stomach, extending between the cardiac and pyloric orifices, forms the right or posterior border of the stomach.
The part of the alimentary canal that connects the throat to the stomach; the gullet. In humans and other vertebrates it is a muscular tube lined with mucous membrane.
The upper opening of the stomach, where the esophagus enters.
The upper part of the stomach, which forms a bulge higher than the opening of the esophagus.
The greater curvature of the stomach is directed mainly forward, and is four or five times as long as the lesser curvature.
Body Of Stomach
Large central portion of the stomach.
The first part of the small intestine immediately beyond the stomach, leading to the jejunum.
The first main part of the large intestine, which passes upward from the cecum on the right side of the abdomen.
The cavity in which the large intestine begins and into which the ileum opens.
The part of the small intestine between the duodenum and ileum.
Last part of small intestines, absorbs enzymes and anything left over by jejunum.
The duct that conveys bile from the liver and the gallbladder to the duodenum.
Pyloric Gland Region
Glands are branched, coiled tubular glands, shorter than other gastric glands. Gastric pits are deeper. Forms the pyloric sphincter.
Cardiac Gland Region
The cardiac glands of the stomach secrete primarily mucus. They are few in number and occur close to the cardiac orifice where the esophagus joins the stomach.
The pancreatic duct, is a duct joining the pancreas to the common bile duct to supply pancreatic juices which aid in digestion provided by the "exocrine pancreas".
Minor Duodenal Papilla
The minor duodenal papilla is the opening of the accessory pancreatic duct into the duodenum. It is sometimes absent, and often nonfunctional.