Pubococcygeal muscle

pubococcygeal muscle pu·bo·coc·cyg·e·al muscle (pyōō’bō-kŏk-sĭj’ē-əl)
A muscle formed of the fibers of the elevator muscle of the anus, arising from the pelvic surface of the body of the pubis, and attaching to the coccyx.

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  • Pubococcygeus

    [pyoo-boh-kok-sij-ee-uh s, -sij-uh s] /ˌpyu boʊ kɒkˈsɪdʒ i əs, -ˈsɪdʒ əs/ noun 1. a muscle that stretches backward from the pubes toward the coccyx and forms part of the pelvic floor. Abbreviation: PC.

  • Puboprostatic

    puboprostatic pu·bo·pros·tat·ic (pyōō’bō-prŏ-stāt’ĭk) adj. Relating to the pubic bone and the prostate gland.

  • Puboprostatic muscle

    puboprostatic muscle n. The smooth muscle fibers within the puboprostatic ligament.

  • Puborectal

    puborectal pu·bo·rec·tal (pyōō’bō-rěk’təl) adj. Relating to the pubis and rectum.

  • Puborectal muscle

    puborectal muscle n. The part of the elevator muscle of the anus that passes from the body of the pubis around the anus to form a muscular sling at the level of the anorectal junction. The puborectal muscle relaxes during defecation.

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