muscular coat


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muscular layer

[TA]
the muscular, usually middle, layer of a tubular structure; for most of the gastrointestinal tract, it consists of an outer longitudinal layer of muscle and an inner circular layer.
Synonym(s): tunica muscularis [TA], muscular coat

mus·cu·lar coat

(mŭs'kyū-lăr kōt)
The muscular, usually middle, layer of a tubular structure; for most of the gastrointestinal tract, it consists of an outer longitudinal layer of muscle and an inner circular layer.
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The role of the striated sphincter, the rhabdosphincter, has received little attention, despite the fact that it forms a muscular coat that surrounds the urethra ventrally and laterally.
Immediately following meals, the gastroileal reflex relaxes the ileal sphincter, a thickened muscular coat contained within the wall of the ileum, which normally remains mildly constricted.

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