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sphinc·ter

 (sfĭngk′tər)
n.
A ringlike muscle that normally maintains constriction of a body passage or orifice and that relaxes as required by normal physiological functioning.

[Late Latin sphinctēr, from Greek sphinktēr, from sphingein, to bind tight.]

sphinc′ter·al adj.
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sphincter

(ˈsfɪŋktə)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy a ring of muscle surrounding the opening of a hollow organ or body and contracting to close it
[C16: from Late Latin, from Greek sphinkter, from sphingein to grip tightly]
ˈsphincteral adj
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sphinc•ter

(ˈsfɪŋk tər)

n.
a circular band of voluntary or involuntary muscle that encircles and closes an orifice of the body or one of its hollow organs.
[1570–80; < Late Latin < Greek sphinktḗr=sphing-, base of sphíngein to hold tight + -tēr agent suffix]
sphinc′ter•al, adj.
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sphinc·ter

(sfĭngk′tər)
A ring-shaped muscle that encircles an opening or passage in the body. Contraction and relaxation of a sphincter closes and opens the passage.
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sphincter

A ring-shaped muscle that contracts to close an orifice.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sphincter - a ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
muscle, musculus - one of the contractile organs of the body
physiological sphincter - a sphincter that is not recognizable at autopsy because its resting arrangement cannot be distinguished from adjacent tissue
anal sphincter, musculus sphincter ani, sphincter ani - the sphincter muscle of the anus
musculus sphincter urethrae, urethral sphincter - a striated sphincter muscle that constricts the urethra
bladder sphincter, musculus sphincter vesicae - the sphincter muscle of the urinary bladder; made up of a thickened muscular layer of bladder around the urethral opening
musculus sphincter ductus choledochi - the smooth muscle sphincter of the common bile duct
musculus sphincter ductus pancreatici - the smooth muscle sphincter of the main pancreatic duct
musculus sphincter pupillae, pupillary sphincter - a ring of smooth muscle surrounding the iris
musculus sphincter pylori, pyloric sphincter, pyloric valve - the sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenum
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Translations
svěrač
sulkijalihas

sphincter

[ˈsfɪŋktəʳ] Nesfínter m
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sphincter

[ˈsfɪŋktər] nsphincter m
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sphincter

n (Anat) → Schließmuskel m, → Sphinkter m (spec)
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sphinc·ter

n. esfínter, músculo circular que abre y cierra un orificio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sphincter

n esfínter m
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References in periodicals archive ?
As such surgery should be avoided since anal sphincter repair is very difficult.
(1-4) Treatment includes observation, pelvic floor training, urethral bulking agents, male urethral sling (MUS), and artificial urinary sphincter (AUS).
Torax Medical said it will use the funds to commercially scale its platform of products, which are used to treat chronic diseases related to weak sphincter muscles.
Fecal incontinence, defined as the loss of anal sphincter control, leads to the unwanted release of stool or gas.
It is formed by lower esophageal sphincter (LES), crura of diaphragm, and the phrenoesophageal ligaments.
The following data were extracted: sphincter injury details, suture choice, repair technique, and details of surgeons performing the repair.
Fistula surgery is the primary cause of post-operative incontinence, typically resulting from inadvertent injury to either the internal or external sphincter muscle.
Detrusor sphincter dysynergia (DSD) is a consequence of a neurological pathology such as spinal injury (Karsenty, 2005) or multiple sclerosis (Stankovich et al., 1999) that disrupts central nervous system regulation of the micturition reflex resulting in dyscoordination of the detrusor muscles of the bladder and the external urethral sphincter muscles.
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA, August 17, 2012--Scientists at Kyungpook National University here have developed a new technique using stem cells isolated from amniotic fluid to regenerate damaged urethral sphincter muscles and prevent pressure incontinence in mice.
DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA, August 17, 2012 -- Scientists at Kyungpook National University here have developed a new technique using stem cells isolated from amniotic fluid to regenerate damaged urethral sphincter muscles and prevent pressure incontinence in mice.
Recently Richard Craver, writing in the Winston--Salem Journal, reported that researchers at The Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University, produced the first functional anal sphincter in a laboratory setting.
BALTIMORE - Anal sphincter laceration is significantly associated with anal incontinence 5-10 years after a woman's first delivery and has significant impact on quality of life, compared with women who had a vaginal delivery without laceration and women who had cesarean section.