sphincterismus

[ sfĭngk′tə-rĭzməs ]

n.

Spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the anal sphincter.

Nearby words

  1. sphincteralgia,
  2. sphincterate,
  3. sphincterectomy,
  4. sphincterial,
  5. sphincteric,
  6. sphincteritis,
  7. sphincterolysis,
  8. sphincteroplasty,
  9. sphincterotomy,
  10. sphinges


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