sphinctero-, sphincter- (Greek > Latin: that which binds tightly, press together; band, lace; hence, muscle that closes an aperture of the body; a ringlike band of muscle fibers that constricts a passage or closes a natural orifice).
Excision of some of the fibers of the orbicularis muscle, together with overlying skin, to relieve pressure of the eyelid on the cornea in blepharospasm.
Smooth muscular sphincter.
Striated muscular sphincter.
1. A contractile muscular ring by which an orifice of the body (in man or animals) is normally kept closed.
2. A ringlike band of muscle fibers that constricts a passage or closes a natural orifice.
Pain in the sphincter muscles; such as, the anus.
Dissecting or cutting away any sphincter muscle.
A reference to a sphincter.
Spasmodic contraction of the sphincter ani muscles.
Inflammation of a sphincter.
The procedure of separating the iris from the cornea in anterior synechia.
Similar to a sphincter muscle.
1. Plastic surgery of any sphincter muscle.
2. Surgical repair of a defective sphincter.
A speculum to facilitate inspection of the internal sphincter ani muscle.
Visual examination of a sphncter.sphincterotome, An instrument for incising (cutting) a sphincter.
The surgical cutting of or into a sphincter muscle; division of a sphincter.