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Medical Term:

inferior part of duodenum


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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