cushion

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the layer of air that supports a hovercraft or similar vehicle

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a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc

protect from impact

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TST was invented based on the anal cushions and prolapse of the anal mucosa [13, 14].
Hemorrhoidal disease is the consequence of distal displacement of the anal canal cushions.[1] Anal cushions are normal structures of the anal canal that contribute to anal closure by close apposition to each other They contain blood vessels, connective tissue, and smooth muscle.[2] The vascular spaces within the cushions have abundant smooth muscle that is far in excess of that normally seen in veins of equivalent size.
The anal cushions bulge and become more sensitive to pressure from straining and to trauma from the stools.
Hemorrhoids (also referred to as anal cushions) also are thought to play a role in continence.
It is downward sliding of anal cushions abnormally due to straining or other causes.