Houston muscle

com·pres·sor ve·nae dor·sa·lis pe·nis

a variation of the bulbospongiosus muscle in which some fibers pass dorsally to the dorsal vein of the penis; thought at one time to be an important component in the mechanism of erection.
Synonym(s): Houston muscle
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Houston muscle

[John Houston, Irish surgeon, 1802–1845]
The anterior part of the musculus bulbocavernosus of the penis.
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John, Irish physician, 1802-1845.
Houston folds - Synonym(s): transverse rectal folds
Houston muscle - a variation of the bulbospongiosus muscle in the penis. Synonym(s): compressor venae dorsalis penis
Houston valves - Synonym(s): transverse rectal folds
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