inferior rectal nerve


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Related to inferior rectal nerve: pudendal artery, hypogastric nerve, pudendal canal, perineal nerve

inferior rectal nerve

A mixed nerve that is a branch of the pudendal nerve. It follows the inferior rectal vessels to innervate the external anal sphincter, the walls of the lower anal canal, and the perineal skin around the anus.
See also: nerve
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A third site for entrapment is in Alcock's canal as the pudendal nerve makes its way toward the pubic bone, branching into the inferior rectal nerve, then the perineal nerve, and finally into the dorsal nerve.
The fossae are also crossed by the inferior rectal nerves and vessels.

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