ischiocavernosus

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is·chi·o·cav·ern·ous (mus·cle)

[TA]
muscle of urogenital triangle; origin, ramus of ischium; insertion, corpus cavernosum penis (or clitoridis); action, compresses the crus of the penis (or clitoris) forcing blood in its sinuses into the distal part of the corpus cavernosum and diminishing egress of venous blood; nerve supply, pudendal (perineal).

ischiocavernosus

(ĭs″kē-ō-kă″vĕr-nō′sŭs) [″ + L. cavernosus, cavernous]
A muscle extending from the ischium to the penis or clitoris and assisting in their erection.
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The third, the dorsal surface of the penis.(Fig4).The deep artery of the penis was determined to enter the cavernosus body of the penis by passing through the ischiocavernosus muscle and penetrating to the tunica albuginea, and finally showing a spiral type shape.
reported that the dorsal artery of the penis passed coudally through the body of the penis in a groove formed by the right and left ischiocavernosus muscle, and lied on each side of the sub ischiocavernosus muscles [10].