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The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers.

Year introduced: DUODENAL INTUBATION was heading 1963-1965

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Tree Number(s): A03.556.124.684.124, A03.556.875.249

MeSH Unique ID: D004386

Entry Terms:

  • Duodenums

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