Medical Definition of Levator ani muscle

1. Formed by pubococcygeus and iliococcygeus muscles; origin, posterior body of pubis, tendinous arch of the levator ani, and spine of ischium; insertion, anococcygeal ligament, sides of the lower part of the sacrum and of coccyx; action, resists prolapsing forces and draws the anus upward following defecation; supports the pelvic viscera; nerve supply, nerve to levator ani (fourth sacral spinal nerve). Synonym: musculus levator ani, elevator muscle of anus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Levator Ani Muscle

levana
levansucrase
levanted
levanter
levanters
levantines
levanting
levants
levari facias
levarterenol
levarterenol bitartrate
levation
levator
levator anguli oris
levator ani
levator ani muscle (current term)
levator cushion
levator hernia
levator labii superioris
levator labii superioris alaeque nasi
levator muscle of thyroid gland
levator palati muscle
levator palpebrae superioris
levator prostatae muscle
levator scapulae
levator swelling
levator veli palatini
levatores
levatores costarum muscles
levators

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