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Ileocecal Valve

Descriptions of Ileocecal Valve

Ileocecal Valve: valve between the ileum of the small intestine and the cecum of the large intestine; prevents material from flowing back from the large to the small intestine
Source: WordNet 2.1

Summary Information: Ileocecal Valve

Ileocecal Valve: The ileocecal valve is a valve that separates the ileum, the third section of the small intestine, from the cecum of the large intestine. It is a sphincter muscle that allows digested food residue to enter the large intestine while minimizing the back flow of residue back into the small intestine.

Conditions that afflict the ileocecal valve include ileocecal valve tumors.

Closely Related Organs: Ileocecal Valve

The following organs are closely related to the organ: Ileocecal Valve:

Conditions Afflicting Organs: Ileocecal Valve

The following conditions are related to the organ: Ileocecal Valve:

  • Ileocecal valve tumors

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Ileocecal Valve

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Ileocecal Valve:

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