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anal

 [a´nal]
relating to the anus.

a·nal

(ā'năl),
Relating to the anus.

anal

(a´n'l) relating to the anus.

anal

(ā′nəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or near the anus.
2. Psychology
a. Of or relating to the second stage of psychosexual development in psychoanalytic theory, roughly from ages one to three, during which gratification is derived from sensations associated with the anus and defecation. The anal stage is preceded by the oral stage and followed by the phallic stage.
b. Indicating personality traits considered by psychoanalytic theory to originate during the anal stage of development, especially anal-retentive traits.

a′nal·ly adv.

anal

See anus.

anal

adjective Referring or pertaining to the anus.

a·nal

(ā'năl)
Relating to the anus.

anal

1. Relating to the anus, the controlled terminus of the digestive tract.
2. Concerning the putative stage of psychosexual development of the child in which pleasure is obtained from sensations associated with the anus. See FREUDIAN THEORY.

anal

pertaining to the anus.

anal

relating to the anus.

anal abscess
acute, purulent infections in the area of the anus, usually caused by gram-negative organisms. In dogs, these most often arise from the anal sacs.
anal atresia, atresia ani
congenital absence or stenosis of the anus manifested by an absence of feces and a gradual development of abdominal distention. Fistulae may develop between the rectum and urogenital tract. The anomalous development can occur in several forms and may be accompanied by similar atresia at higher levels of the intestine. There is usually normal development of sphincters. A dimple is usually evident at the point at which surgical intervention is required.
anal canal
the short, terminal, retroperitoneal segment of the intestinal tract between the rectum and anus.
anal constriction
a congenital constriction combined with vulvar constriction occurs in Jersey cattle.
anal fibroma
occurs in cattle and excision effected for esthetic reasons.
anal fistula
see perianal fistula.
anal fold
see anal fold.
anal furunculosis
see perianal fistula.
anal membrane
the dorsal part of the cloacal membrane in the embryo; when it eventually breaks down the dorsal passage becomes the rectoanal passage.
anal-perineal laceration
see rectovaginal fistula.
anal prolapse
the protrusion of a small amount of mucosa through the anus.
anal reflex
the pursing of the anal orifice when the perineum is stimulated; indicative of an animal with intact sacral segments of the spinal cord.
anal sac
see anal sacs.
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Anal sacs in the dog. By permission from McCurnin D, Poffenbarger EM, Small Animal Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Procedures, Saunders, 1991
anal sacculitis
inflammation of the anal sacs.
anal sphincter
the internal anal sphincter is formed from smooth muscle of the anal canal while the external anal sphincter, which is larger and of greater importance in fecal continence, consists of striated muscle.
anal sphincter hypertrophy
occurs in aged dogs and may give rise to difficult and painful defecation.
anal stenosis
scar formation after perianal fistulae, trauma, severe anal sac disease, or treatment for neoplasia may result in a reduced lumen and particularly a loss of the capacity to dilate with passage of feces. Straining, passage of ribbon-like feces and constipation result.
anal ulceration
inflammation and ulceration of the perianal skin which may be associated with anal sac disease. Seen most commonly in German shepherd dogs.

Patient discussion about anal

Q. Pulling pain in anus. Dear friends, I am 32. I feel a Pulling pain in anus sometimes while i finish passing stool and some times when i sit for long time. No bleeding so far. Is it a symptoms of piles? If so what can be done to cure it without going to doctor or operation. Please help me. This pain makes me to feel that i am very old.

A. horsechestnut is supposed to help...here is some info about it:
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/horsechestnut/index.htm#uses

but i wouldn't get my hopes high.

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References in periodicals archive ?
The anal sacs are two small "pouches" located at about eight and four o'clock around your dog's rectum.
Anal sac disease can occur alone or with any disease that brings anal-area irritation or inflammation--such as diarrhea, upset stomach or other gastrointestinal diseases that impact the firmness of stools.
If the sac is infected, topical antibiotics, with or without steroids and antifungal agents, are infused into the anal sac, Dr.
Occasionally the anal sacs must be removed surgically if they become chronically infected or cause continuing discomfort to the dog.
If your dog is having ongoing anal sac problems and you want or need to learn to empty them yourself, have your veterinarian show you how to do it.
The anal sacs are two small pouches located on either side of the anus at approximately four o'clock and eight o'clock positions.
Every time an anal sac is expressed, there is a chance, small as it might be, that the mechanical manipulation will trigger an anal saculitis [inflammation], so I am in the camp of 'Don't squeeze it if it doesn't need it.
When good glands go bad, anal sac problems generally present as impaction, infection, or abscess.
If these signs persist, he says, veterinary examination is needed to determine whether the cause is an anal sac problem or some other condition associated with the anus, rectum or colon.
Most common inciting causes for this condition includes, fleas, lice, ticks, mites, hypersensitivity, anal sac diseases, swimming of densely haired dogs, dirty and unkempt coat and otitis (Medleau and Hnilica, 2006).
The blind anal sac was located, grasped with allies tissue forceps and exteriorized upto the level of incision.
Technically, it's the anal gland that produces fluid and the anal sac that stores it, but most veterinarians refer to either or both when they mention anal glands or anal sacs.