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Feb 11, 2013

If the rectum were a simple tube, it would be like a fecal sluice gate every time stool arrived. But itʼs not just a tube. It has an elegant sphincter system that can automatically tell solid -from gas- from liquid. What other muscle in the human body has that sort of intelligence? Understanding anal abscesses means...