Duodenum

 

Aside from digestive mechanisms the role of the duodenum is major in inhibiting gastric emptying by hormonal and other factors. The enterogastric nervous system from the duodenum is worthy of mention in this regard. This is the so called enterogastric inhibitory reflexes in the duodenum which are initiated by the following

Cross section through duodenum  x40

Brunner's glands in the duodenal submucosa produce considerable amount of alkaline mucus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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