ischiocavernous muscle

(redirected from musculus ischiocavernosus)

is·chi·o·cav·ern·ous mus·cle

(is'kē-ō-kav'ĕr-nŭs mŭs'ĕl)
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 distalpart of the corpus cavernosum; nerve supply, perineal.
Synonym(s): musculus ischiocavernosus [TA] .
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