sphincter muscle of urethra n.
A muscle with origin from the ramus of the pubis, wih insertion with its fellow muscle in the median raphe behind and in front of the urethra, with nerve supply from the pudendal nerve, and whose action constricts the membranous urethra.
- Sphincter muscle of urinary bladder
sphincter muscle of urinary bladder n. A vesical sphincter made up of a thickening of the middle muscular layer of the bladder around the urethral opening. Also called sphincter muscle of urinary bladder.
sphincterolysis sphinc·ter·ol·y·sis (sfĭngk’tə-rŏl’ĭ-sĭs) n. An operation to correct anterior synechia.
sphincteroplasty sphinc·ter·o·plas·ty (sfĭngk’tər-ə-plās’tē) n. Reparative or plastic surgery of a sphincter muscle.
sphincterotomy sphinc·ter·ot·o·my (sfĭngk’tə-rŏt’ə-mē) n. Incision into a sphincter muscle.
noun, plural sphinxes, sphinges [sfin-jeez] /ˈsfɪn dʒiz/ (Show IPA) 1. a figure of an imaginary creature having the head of a man or an animal and the body of a lion. (usually initial capital letter) the colossal recumbent stone figure of this kind near the pyramids of Giza. 2. (initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. a […]