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Where is the rectal sphincter?

The Rectal Sphincter/Anal Sphincter is an approximate 1 inch ring shaped muscle that surrounds the external opening of the rectum. This muscle maintains the natural function o (MORE)

Where can sphincters be found?

A sphincter is a circular muscle that constricts a natural body passage or orifice. There are over 50 sphincters in the human body, some of them microscopic. For example: (MORE)

What is sphincter in human?

a ring of muscle that controls the release of an organs products. EXAMPLE: Pyloric Sphincter controls release of chyme. Cardiac Sphincter controls deposition of food into the (MORE)

What is the anatomical sphincter and what is the physiological sphincter?

Sphincters can be classified into functional and anatomical sphincters: Anatomical sphincters have a localised and often circular muscle thickening to facilitate their actio (MORE)
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What is an sphincter?

A sphincter is a muscle that is formed in a circle and controls an opening, e.g., the lips and the anus. There are numerous sphincters within the body.