Sexual Health and Wellness

THE ANUS

IMAGE 1: THE ANUS PARTS OF RECTAL TRACT External Sphincter Opening and closing of the anus, generally closed. Levator ani muscle Conducting movement of feces towards anal opening. Rectal mucosa Protect the intestinal walls from harmful acids and gasses. Columns of Morgagni (anal columns) Aids in emptying the anal canal, holds the anal sinuses that exude mucus when compressed by feces to enhance movement.