A sphincter is a circular muscle that normally maintains constriction of a natural body passage or orifice and which relaxes as required by normal physiological functioning. Sphincters are found in many animals. There are over 60 types in the human body, some microscopically small, in particular the millions of precapillary sphincters. Sphincters relax at death, often releasing fluids and faeces.
Nicholson, Victoria
Nicholson is a small town in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 295 km east of the state capital Melbourne. It is situated between the larger towns of Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance. At the 2006 census, Nicholson and surrounds had a population of 1,504
Desert rainbow-skink
The desert rainbow-skink is an Australian skink in the genus Carlia, commonly known as four-fingered skinks, from the subfamily Lygosominae. It is native to desert woodland regions throughout most of the Northern Territory, the north of Western Australia
Arteriovenous oxygen difference
The arteriovenous oxygen difference, or a-vO2 diff, is the difference in the oxygen content of the blood between the arterial blood and the venous blood. It is an indication of how much oxygen is removed from the blood in capillaries as the blood
Anglers Rest, Victoria
Anglers Rest is a locality in Victoria, Australia. It is on the Omeo Highway, 28.5 kilometres (17.7 mi) north of Omeo in the Shire of East Gippsland, almost totally surrounded by the Alpine National Park
David James (actor, born 1967)
David James is an Australian television and film actor based in Melbourne
A Quiet Word With ...
A Quiet Word With ... was an Australian conversation television series originally broadcast by ABC TV in 2010 and 2011. Each episode featured New Zealand-born Australian comedian and writer Tony Martin engaging in a twenty-six-minute conversation with a
Newmerella, Victoria
Newmerella is a small township five kilometres west of Orbost, in Victoria, Australia. The Newmerella town and area has a population of 336. The township has one service station and a school and is serviced by a school bus from Newmerella to Orbost for
Hollands Landing
Hollands Landing is a village in central Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, in the Shire of Wellington
Seaspray, Victoria
Seaspray is a small coastal town in Victoria, Australia, in the Gippsland region of the state. The town is located alongside the Ninety Mile Beach about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) off the South Gippsland Highway in the Shire of Wellington, 242 kilometres
4 Park Avenue
4 Park Avenue is a 22-story building in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Designed by Warren and Wetmore, the structure was built for Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt and opened in 1912 as a hotel. It is along the west side of Park