Definition of Sphincters

1. Noun. (plural of sphincter) ¹



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Definition of Sphincters

1. sphincter [n] - See also: sphincter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sphincters

sphincter vesicae biliaris
sphincteral
sphincteralgia
sphincterectomy
sphincteric
sphincterismus
sphincteritis
sphincteroid
sphincteroid tract of ileum
sphincterolysis
sphincteroplasty
sphincteroscope
sphincteroscopy
sphincterotome
sphincterotomy
sphincters (current term)
sphinganine
sphinganine kinase
sphinges
sphingid
sphingids
sphingine
sphingofungin
sphingofungins
sphingoid
sphingoids
sphingol
sphingolipid
sphingolipid ceramide N-deacylase
sphingolipidoses

Literary usage of Sphincters

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1. The Physiological Anatomy and Physiology of Man by Robert Bentley Todd, William Bowman (1857)
"In paralysis of the lower part of the body from disease or injury of the spine, the voluntary power of the sphincters is lost, and the feces and urine pass ..."

2. The Mechanical Factors of Digestion by Walter Bradford Cannon (1911)
"Although the cardiac and pyloric sphincters are affected by local conditions, they are, like the rest of the canal, subject also to the central nervous ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1889)
"In such cases, although the sphincters lose a large portion of their tonicity, ... The anal sphincters are much less frequently the seat of atony than the ..."

4. The Human Brain; Its Structure, Physiology and Diseases: With a Description by Samuel Solly (1847)
"It would seem probable, too, that by the same sphincters is regulated the quantity of water which shall enter for the supply of the respiratory and ..."

5. A Practical treatise on the causes, symptoms and treatment of spermatorrhœa by François Lallemand (1861)
"... temperament—Incontinence of urine—Neither masturbation nor sexual intercourse—More and more frequent nocturnal pollutions—Relaxation of the sphincters ..."

6. A Practical treatise on the causes, symptoms, and treatment of spermatorrhœa by François Lallemand (1866)
"... urine—Neither masturbation nor sexual intercourse—More and more frequent nocturnal pollutions—Relaxation of the sphincters of the anut and neck of the ..."

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