levator ani(redirected from levator muscle of anus)
levator aniA broad, thin, flat muscle, located on the pelvic sidewall, which forms the pelvic diaphragm when joining with its twin. It supports the pelvic viscera and surrounds the structures that pass through it.
Inferior gluteal artery.
Pudendal, perineal and inferior rectal nerves, sacral spinal nerves (S3, S4).
Inner sidewall of the lesser pelvis.
Coccyx, levator ani of opposite side, and structures that pass through it.
Medspeak-UK: pronounced, leh VAY tore ANN ee
Medspeak-US: pronounced, LEH vuh tore ANN ee
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A broad muscle that helps to form the floor of the pelvis.
See also: levator
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