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Voluntary relaxation of the external anal sphincter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2714127     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this study five volunteers with special training in anal sphincter exercise (Scandinavian Yoga School) managed voluntarily to reduce anal pressure. The mean reduction of anal pressure was 20 mm Hg. In one of the subjects, this was shown by manometry during low spinal anesthesia and electromyography to be caused by relaxation of the external anal sphincter.
G Brodén; A Dolk; C Frostell; B Nilsson; B Holmström
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Diseases of the colon and rectum     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0012-3706     ISO Abbreviation:  Dis. Colon Rectum     Publication Date:  1989 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-06-13     Completed Date:  1989-06-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372764     Medline TA:  Dis Colon Rectum     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Danderyd Hospital, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Anal Canal / physiology*
Muscle Contraction*
Muscle Relaxation*
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