|Muscles of the female perineum.|
|Muscles of male perineum.|
|Latin||corpus perineale, centrum tendineum perinei|
|Gray's||subject #249 1185|
The perineal body (or central tendon of perineum) is a fibrous point in the middle line of the perineum. It is found in both males and females, and it is between the vagina and anus, and about 1.25 cm. in front of the latter.
At this point, the following muscles converge and are attached:
- External anal sphincter
- Superficial transverse perineal muscle
- Anterior fibers of the levator ani
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