Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
What is the function of the pyloric sphincter?
August 31, 2011 9:31PM
Pyloric sphincter is located at the base of the stomach and is the contracting ring of muscle which guards the entrance of the to small intestine.
It keeps the stomach shut at the far end so that it has a chance
to digest proteins, then it opens and allows the contents of the
stomach, now called chyme, to pass through the pyloric sphincter
and enter the small intestine; the first section is called the
duodenum and it does the majority of digestion and some
It controls the emptying of chyme into duodenum.