Medical Definition of Bulbocavernosus muscle

1. In the male: origin, the perineal membrane fascia on the dorsum of the bulb of the penis; insertion, central tendon of the perineum and the median raphe on the free surface of the bulb; action, constricts bulbous urethra when attempting to expel last drops following urination, or spasmodically with ejaculation to expel semen. In the female: origin, the dorsum of the clitoris, the corpus cavernosum, and the perineal membrane; insertion, central tendon of the perineum; action, acts as a weak sphincter of the vagina; when developed, is a part of "cross-member musculature" of pelvic floor which resists prolapse of pelvic viscera. Nerve supply, pudendal (deep perineal branch). Synonym: musculus bulbospongiosus, musculus bulbocavernosus, musculus ejaculator seminis, musculus sphincter vaginae, sphincter vaginae. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bulbocavernosus Muscle

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bulbil
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bulbitis
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bulblet bladder fern
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bulbocavernosus
bulbocavernosus muscle (current term)
bulbocavernosus reflex
bulboid
bulboid corpuscles
bulbomimic reflex
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bulbopontine
bulbosacral
bulbosacral system
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bulbosity
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