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Sphincter anus rectum other names

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The rectum is the final straight portion of the large intestine in humans and some other mammals , and the gut in others. The adult human rectum is about 12 centimetres 4. It terminates at the level of the anorectal ring the level of the puborectalis sling or the dentate line , again depending upon which definition is used. The word rectum comes from the Latin rectum intestinum , meaning straight intestine. The rectum is a part of the lower gastrointestinal tract. The rectum is a continuation of the sigmoid colon , and connects to the anus.

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