pubococcygeus muscle


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pubococcygeus muscle

See PC muscle.

pu·bo·coc·cy·ge·us mus·cle

(pyū'bō-kok-sij'ē-ŭs mŭs'ĕl)
Fibers of the levator ani, arising from the pelvic surface of the body of the pubis and adjacent tendinous arch of obturator fascia, attaching to the coccyx.
Synonym(s): musculus pubococcygeus [TA] , pubococcygeal muscle.
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Pubococcygeus muscle - Use the one finger method first, squeeze; if no movements felt around the finger, use two fingers, squeeze.
Then she's taught how to insert the vaginal sensor and how to read the biofeedback monitor, which measures tension in the pubococcygeus muscle through electromyography The patient performs Kegel exercises while sitting in a recliner, and watches the readout change as she contracts and relaxes her muscles.
A tensing of the pubococcygeus muscle when the clitoris is touched is also reassuring.