Definition of Anatomical sphincter

1. Noun. A ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening.




Medical Definition of Anatomical sphincter

1. An accumulation of muscular circular fibres or specially arranged oblique fibres the function of which is to reduce partially or totally the lumen of a tube, the orifice of an organ, or the cavity of a viscus; the closing component of a pylorus. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Anatomical Sphincter

anatomic
anatomic dead space
anatomic teeth
anatomical
anatomical age
anatomical airway
anatomical crown
anatomical dead space
anatomical element
anatomical neck of humerus
anatomical pathology
anatomical position
anatomical reference
anatomical root
anatomical snuffbox
anatomical sphincter (current term)
anatomical structure
anatomical tubercle
anatomical wart
anatomically
anatomicomedical
anatomicopathological
anatomicosurgical
anatomies
anatomiless
anatomise
anatomised
anatomises
anatomising
anatomism

Literary usage of Anatomical sphincter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. On the functional diseases of the urinary and reproductive organs by Donald Campbell Black (1875)
"... of the anatomical sphincter had no influence in arresting the flow. This was, however, immediately checked when the electrodes were directed to the ..."

2. A Manual of physiology: With Practical Exercises by George Neil Stewart (1905)
"In certain situations the circular coat is developed into a regular anatomical sphincter, a definite muscular ring, whose function it is to shut one part of ..."

3. Treatise on the Diseases of Women: For the Use of Students and Practitioners by Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene (1897)
"By others, and these are perhaps the best authorities, it is claimed that there is no true anatomical sphincter of the bladder. ..."

4. A Treatise on medical electricity: Theorectical and Practical and Its Use in by Julius Althaus (1873)
"... of the anatomical sphincter had no influence in arresting the flow. This was, however, immediately checked when the electrodes were directed to the ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Anatomical sphincter on Dictionary.com!Search for Anatomical sphincter on Thesaurus.com!Search for Anatomical sphincter on Google!Search for Anatomical sphincter on Wikipedia!

Search