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Definition: 'Ischiocavernous (muscle)'

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ischiocavernous (muscle)

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1. muscle of urogenital triangle; origin, ramus of ischium; insertion, corpus cavernosum penis (or clitoridis); action, compresses the crus of the penis (or clitoris) forcing blood in its sinuses into the distal part of the corpus cavernosum and diminishing egress of venous blood; nerve supply, pudendal (perineal).

Synonyms: musculus ischiocavernosus, musculus erector clitoridis, musculus erector penis

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