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external urethral sphincter of female

 

Definition: composed of striated (voluntary) muscle and more properly a urogenital sphincter, part forms a true anular sphincter around the urethra, part extends superiorly to the neck of the bladder, part passes anterior to the urethra that attaches to the ischial rami (compressor urethrae muscle) and a bandlike part that encircles both the urethra and the vagina (urethrovaginal sphincter).

Synonym(s): musculus sphincter urethrae externus femininaeTA

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