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Medical Term:

inferior part of duodenum

Definition

third section of duodenum inferior to head of pancreas that lies between the superior mesenteric vessels anteriorly and the aorta and inferior vena cava posteriorly.

Synonym(s): pars horizontalis duodeniTA, horizontal part of duodenum, pars inferior duodeni, third part of duodenum

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