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perineal

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Abnormal bulging down of the perineum as a result of weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. It often accompanies problems with defecation and micturition.

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pouch

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n. 1. (in anatomy) a small sac-like structure, especially occurring as an outgrowth of a larger structure. The pouch of Douglas is a pouch of peritoneum occupying...

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proctectomy

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n. surgical removal of the rectum. It is usually performed for cancer of the rectum and may require the construction of a permanent opening in the colon (see colostomy). If the...

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proctocolectomy

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n. a surgical operation in which the rectum and colon are removed. In panproctocolectomy the whole rectum and colon are removed, necessitating either a permanent opening of the...

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