Anatomy and physiology of continence

Adil Eddie Bharucha, Roberta E. Blandon, Peter J. Lunniss, S. Mark Scott

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Abstract

Webster's dictionary defines continence as the ability to retain a bodily discharge voluntarily. The word has its origins from the Latin continere or teuere, which means to hold. The anorectum is the caudal end of the gastrointestinal tract, and is responsible for fecal continence and defecation. In humans, defecation is a viscero somatic reflex that is often preceded by several atte to preserve continence. Any attempt at managing anorectal disorders requires a clear understanding of the anatomy and the integrated physiologic mechanisms responsible for maintaining continence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFecal Incontinence: Diagnosis and Treatment
PublisherSpringer Milan
Pages3-12
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9788847006379
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

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Defecation
Anatomy
Rectal Diseases
Aptitude
Reflex
Gastrointestinal Tract

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Bharucha, A. E., Blandon, R. E., Lunniss, P. J., & Scott, S. M. (2007). Anatomy and physiology of continence. In Fecal Incontinence: Diagnosis and Treatment (pp. 3-12). Springer Milan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-0638-6_1

Anatomy and physiology of continence. / Bharucha, Adil Eddie; Blandon, Roberta E.; Lunniss, Peter J.; Scott, S. Mark.

Fecal Incontinence: Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer Milan, 2007. p. 3-12.

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Bharucha, AE, Blandon, RE, Lunniss, PJ & Scott, SM 2007, Anatomy and physiology of continence. in Fecal Incontinence: Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer Milan, pp. 3-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-0638-6_1
Bharucha AE, Blandon RE, Lunniss PJ, Scott SM. Anatomy and physiology of continence. In Fecal Incontinence: Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer Milan. 2007. p. 3-12 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-0638-6_1
Bharucha, Adil Eddie ; Blandon, Roberta E. ; Lunniss, Peter J. ; Scott, S. Mark. / Anatomy and physiology of continence. Fecal Incontinence: Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer Milan, 2007. pp. 3-12
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