sphincter muscle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sphincter muscle a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
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Usage

In literature:

On what principle could a piece of chocolate inhibit the call to stool or contract the sphincter muscle?
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
P. The sphincter ani muscle.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Upon examination the sphincter muscle which closes the anus of the female when stretched will be found to have a folded appearance.
"Ducks and Geese" by Harry M. Lamon
The intestine is usually marked off from the stomach by a ring-like sphincter muscle forming the pyloric valve.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Faecal incontinence is usually attributed to pelvic-floor denervation of striated muscle or direct sphincter trauma.
Visual Arts Picasso drew and painted plenty of sphincters in his perverse erotic fantasias, but the necessary but generally unglamorous muscle doesn't get a lot of face time in fine art—not even in nudes.
Faecal incontinence is usually attributed to pelvic-floor denervation of striated muscle or direct sphincter trauma.
Pelvic Floor Incontinence is the unwanted passage of stools in which women are unable to control their sphincter muscles when they eliminate waste.
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