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Medical Term:

superficial transverse perineal muscle


an inconstant muscle of the urogenital triangle; origin, ramus of ischium; insertion, central tendon of perineum acting with other perineal muscles to resist increased intrapelvic pressure; action, draws back and fixes the central tendon of the perineum; nerve supply, pudendal (perineal).

Synonym(s): musculus transversus perinei superficialisTA, superficial transverse muscle of perineum, Theile muscle

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