Sentence Examples


  • The sphincter of Oddi surrounds the ampulla and prevents reflux of duodenal contents into the pancreatic duct.
  • The spasm of the internal anal sphincter can also restrict the blood supply to the anal skin, which reduces its ability to heal.
  • Particular medicines can make GORD worse by relaxing the sphincter, e.g. diazepam.
  • If rupture of the sphincter occurs during delivery the woman is often left with permanent fecal incontinence, as well as other problems.
  • Lower oesophageal sphincter pressure is decreased by: a) opiates b) metoclopramide c) atropine d) gastrin e) dopamine 27.

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