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Duodenum

"Duodenum" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Duodenum" by people in this website by year, and whether "Duodenum" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 20 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 1995 and 2007 and 2011
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