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Psychoanal
a. relating to a stage of psychosexual development during which the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region and excremental functions
b. designating personality traits in the adult, such as orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, etc., due to fixation at the anal stage of development

anal

[′ān·əl]
(anatomy)
Relating to or located near the anus.
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Anal fistulae present a major proctological challenge.
Considering the increasing rate of oral and anal sex (18) and their negative physical and psychological impacts, estimating the prevalence of various sexual behaviors can increase awareness and help health policy makers and providers to enhance sexual health.
The records for all patients presenting with carcinoma of the anal canal between January 2000 and December 2004 were reviewed.
Obstetrical anal sphincter laceration is a known risk factor for AI.
In an attempt to ascribe a function to the anal plates, a modified staining technique was used as described by Stoffolano (1970) and Schwantes (1989).
This study of HIV-positive women taking effective antiretroviral therapy and getting regular gynecologic exams found that one third of them had anal lesions (damaged tissue) that could get worse and might even develop into anal cancer.
A 36-year-old Afro-Caribbean man presented to colorectal clinic with 2 weeks history of anal pain and occasional perianal discharge.
The primary data supporting an anal cancer indication for Gardasil came from a randomized, controlled trial of 602 men who have sex with men (MSM), who were part of the larger study that led to the indication for preventing genital warts in boys and men.
Fourteen percent of men had had heterosexual anal intercourse in the past three months, as had 10% of women.
Nevertheless, opinion within the dispensing community appears to be split on the idea, with some claiming it was pointless anal expensive, while others claimed it could lead to greater clarity for the public as to what wider work dispensing opticians carry out.
The leading cause of cervical cancer in women and a cause of anal cancer in men, HPV can be spread through shared sex toys and direct skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, and oral sex.