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Heidenhain's pouch

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A small sac or pouch of the stomach, fashioned for the purpose of obtaining gastric juice and for studying gastric secretion in physiologic experiments.

Description

A small sac or pouch of the stomach, vagally denervated and closed off from the main cavity, but with an opening through the abdominal wall, fashioned for the purpose of obtaining gastric juice and for studying gastric secretion in physiologic experiments.

Bibliography

  • R. P. H. Heidenhain:
    Ueber die Pepsinbildung in den Pylorusdrüsen.
    [Pflüger's] Archiv für die gesamte Physiologie des Menschen und der Tiere, 1878, 18: 169-171.

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