Perineal body

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Perineal body
Muscles of the female perineum.
Muscles of male perineum.
Latin corpus perineale, centrum tendineum perinei
Gray's subject #249 1185
Dorlands/Elsevier c_56/12260742

The perineal body (or central tendon of perineum) is a fibrous point in the middle line of the perineum. It is found in both males and females, and it is between the vagina and anus, and about 1.25 cm. in front of the latter.


At this point, the following muscles converge and are attached:

External links

  • SUNY Labs 42:16-0201 - "The Male Perineum and the Penis: Muscles of the Superficial Perineal Pouch"

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