The liver is enlarged, softened, and may be the seat of glanderous processes, with ulcers in the bile-duct or gall-bladder.
In the pig the pancreatic opening is 5″–7″ beyond that of the bile-duct and 6″–8″ behind the pylorus.
The pancreatic duct thus joining the bile-duct was sometimes the main duct, sometimes the accessory smaller duct.
The portal vein, hepatic artery and bile-duct are seen entering and leaving the liver at the transverse fissure.
Of these, the one situated nearest to the pylorus always united with the bile-duct.
The principal duct enters the duedenum with the bile-duct, and there is often a second small duct opening separately.
The outflow of bile is excited by the contact of the chyme with the orifice of the bile-duct.
The pylorus and two-thirds of the duodenal mucous membrane were much inflamed and the orifice of the bile-duct closed.
In the calf the pancreatic duct opens into the duodenum 15′ beyond the bile-duct and 3′ beyond the pylorus.
bile duct or biliary duct
Any of the excretory ducts in the liver that convey bile between the liver and the intestine, including the hepatic, cystic, and common bile ducts. Also called gall duct.
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Any of the passages that carry bile from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum.