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What is a sphincter?

A sphincter is a ring of muscle which surrounds an opening of the body, which constricts and relaxes as required for usual bodily functioning. There are various types of bodily sphincter, such as the pupillary sphincter of the eye, the… Full Answer

Where is the pylori sphincter?

The English name is pyloric sphincter (i.e. pylori has a c at the end). The Latin is sphincter pylori. This is a sphincter muscle at the lower end of the stomach controlling the amount of food being released into the… Full Answer