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The cardiac sphincter is the valve between the esophagus and the stomach.

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Q: Is the cardiac sphincter at the junction of the stomach and small intestine?
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Do sheep have a cardiac sphincter?

Yes. The cardiac sphincter is the muscular closing at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach.

When the cardiac sphincter relaxes food enters the?

The cardiac sphincter or aka GE junction contracts at the distal end of the esophagus. So food enters into the stomach when the cardiac sphincter is relaxed.

Where does peristalsis end?

Peristalsis ends at the lower esophageal sphincter also known as the cardiac sphincter. This sphincter is located at the junction between the starting of the stomach and the end of the esophagus.

Entrance sphincter of stomach?

cardiac sphincter

What are the purpose of cardiac sphincter and pyloric sphincter?

They are bands of smooth muscles that basically pinch off the stomach from the rest of the digestive track. The cardiac sphincter is at the end of the esophagus and opens to allow food into the stomach, if it doesn't close tight enough you can get heart burn. The pyloric sphincter separates the stomach from the small intestine and mediates how much food goes into the small intestine at once.

Do materials move from the stomach to the small intestine by the cardiac sphincter?

No. The cardiac sphincter part of the stomach (also called the esophageal sphincter of the cardia) regulates how the food moves. This sphincter is close to the beginning of the stomach and it helps prevent gastric reflux back into the esophagus (GERD) or also called "heart burn". The contents of the stomach is a very strong acid.

What is the name of the valve that prevents regurgitation of food from the small intestine back into the stomach?

I'm pretty sure it's the pyloric sphincter (valve) in the pyloric region of the stomach. No its the cardiac sphincter

What does the cardiac sphincter do in the human body?

The Cardiac sphincter prevents regurgitation of food from the stomach.

Which sphincter lies between the stomach and the small intestine?

The first part of the small intestine is the duodenum. There is a sphincter between that segment and the stomach which is called the duodenal sphincter.

What is the circular muscle at the outlet of the stomach?

LES-Lower Esophageal Sphincter aka Cardiac Sphincter prevents stomach contents from entering the esophagus.UES-Upper Esphageal Sphincter- Reduces air entering the stomachPyloric Sphincter is found at the end of the stomach and control the release of food from the stomach to the small intestine.

Sphincter found between the esophagus and the stomach?

cardiac sphincter

Where a sphincter muscle would be found?

Hi (1) Cardiac Sphincter, at the top of the stomach (this is the one that is not a true sphincter), separating the stomach from the esophagus. (2) Iliac Sphincter , at the bottom of the stomach, separating the stomach from the small intestine. (3) Ileocecal Valve separates the small intestine from the large intestine (4) Involuntary Anal Sphincter, which is responsible for generating the urge to defecate. (5) Voluntary Anal Sphincter, which allows one to control defecation. Wish me luck for my biology exam dude,

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