Also known as the hepatopancreatic ampulla, the ampulla of Vater is formed by the union of the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct when they enter the intestine.
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What is the ampulla of Vater?
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Can spinal stenosis cause frequent urination?
Yes. It is not uncommon for those with spinal stenosis to have frequent urination or a feeling like they cannot empty their completely. This is called a spastic bladder and may be a symptoms of spinal stenosis.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
How do sugar-free foods affect digestion?
F. Michael Gloth, III, Gerontology, answeredSorbitol is commonly used as a cathartic to induce a bowel movement; it is commonly found in sugar-free products, from candy to snowball cones.
Many people who change their diets in an attempt to lose weight switch to sugar-free products, resulting in symptoms such as bloating, abdominal discomfort, or diarrhea. In reality, these symptoms are related to the consumption of sorbitol.
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