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A sphincter is a structure, usually a circular muscle, that normally maintains constriction of a natural body passage or orifice and which relaxes as required by normal physiological functioning. There are over 40 different sphincters in the human body; some of these sphincters are microscopic in size. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... A top-down view of skeletal muscle Muscle (from Latin musculus little mouse [1]) is contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells. ... Physical Features of the Human Body The human body is the entire physical structure of a human organism. ...


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eMedicine - Artificial Urinary Sphincter : Article by Kamran P Sajadi, MD (10687 words)
The urinary sphincter is composed of an internal sphincter and an external sphincter.
In females, the internal sphincter is composed of the bladder neck and proximal urethra.
In males, the internal sphincter is composed of the bladder neck and prostate.
Artificial Sphincter Insertion - Definition, Purpose, Demographics, Description, Diagnosis/preparation, Aftercare, ... (2691 words)
Artificial sphincter insertion surgery is the implantation of an artificial valve in the genitourinary tract or in the anal canal to restore continence and psychological well being to individuals with urinary or anal sphincter insufficiency that leads to severe urinary or fecal incontinence.
The artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) is a small device placed under the skin that keeps pressure on the urethra until there is a decision to urinate, at which point a pump allows the urethra to open and urination commences.
This is a long tube with a balloon on the end that is inserted in the anus and rectum to measure the tightness of the anal sphincter and the ability to respond to nerve firings.
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