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Medical Term:

Pavlov pouch

Pronunciation: pahv'lov


a section of the stomach of a dog, retaining its vagal innervation but shut off from all communication with the main part of the organ and connected with the outside by a fistula; used in studies of gastric secretions.

Synonym(s): miniature stomach, Pavlov stomach

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