Deep transverse perineal muscle

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Deep transverse perineal muscle
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Muscles of the female perineum. (Transversus perinei visible at center right.)
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Muscles of male perineum. (Transversus perinei visible at center right.)
Latin musculus transversus perinei profundus
Gray's subject #120 429
Origin inferior rami of the ischium
Insertion    its fellow of the opposite side
Artery:
Nerve: pudendal nerve
Action:
Dorlands
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The Transversus perinei profundus (or deep transverse perineal) arises from the inferior rami of the ischium and runs to the median line, where it interlaces in a tendinous raphé with its fellow of the opposite side.

It lies in the same plane as the Sphincter urethræ membranaceæ; formerly the two muscles were described together as the Constrictor urethrae.

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