Monday, July 2, 2007

Anal Wink

Yeah, that's right, you heard me: anal wink. Y'know, I'm tryin' to run a respectable blog here, but then a buncha troublemakers have to go and start talking about anal wink in the comments.

Well, if you insist. Anal wink (a.k.a. the anocutaneous reflex) is the contraction of the external anal sphincter in response to perineal stimulation. Eliciting it can be a useful diagnostic strategy for certain neurological evaluations. (At least, that's what trained healthcare professionals use it for. What you use it for is entirely up to you.) Do not confuse it with rectal tone.

Bottom line: it's a legitimate medical term, really. (Get it? "Bottom" line!)

Tomorrow: The thrilling conclusion to "Do we land this plane or not?"

3 Comments:

At July 3, 2007 at 10:19 AM , Blogger madame_leiderhosen said...

Okay, apparently your conversation topics have become for more interesting since we last talked, but some of us have to work here, Bub. Watch out for that R rating Benny-boy! La! - Heidi

 
At July 4, 2007 at 8:35 AM , Blogger Megan J said...

In other words... pucker up, buttercup!

 
At July 17, 2007 at 5:30 PM , Anonymous jodi w. from decorah said...

Rectum? damn near killed him...

found your blog while surfing at 3am, suffering from too many 7p-7a shifts as an L and D nurse...

you can imagine the winks I've seen.

do you remember me from dhs?

 

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