HyperDic: anatomical_sphincter

English > 1 sense of the expression anatomical sphincter:
NOUNbodyanatomical sphincter, sphincter, sphincter musclea ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening
English > anatomical sphincter: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA ring of muscle that contracts to close an opening.
Synonymssphincter, sphincter muscle
Narroweranal sphincter, sphincter ani, musculus sphincter aniThe sphincter muscle of the anus
bladder sphincter, musculus sphincter vesicaeThe sphincter muscle of the urinary bladder
musculus sphincter ductus choledochiThe smooth muscle sphincter of the common bile duct
musculus sphincter ductus pancreaticiThe smooth muscle sphincter of the main pancreatic duct
physiological sphincterA sphincter that is not recognizable at autopsy because its resting arrangement cannot be distinguished from adjacent tissue
pupillary sphincter, musculus sphincter pupillaeA ring of smooth muscle surrounding the iris
pyloric sphincter, pyloric valve, musculus sphincter pyloriThe sphincter muscle of the pylorus that separates the stomach from the duodenum
urethral sphincter, musculus sphincter urethraeA striated sphincter muscle that constricts the urethra
Broadermuscle, musculusOne of the contractile organs of the body
Spanishesfínter anatómico, esfinter, esfínter

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