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Other Terms: Musculus compressor urethrae, Muscle compresseur de l'urètre chez l'homme
Musculus compressor urethrae (female)
Latin muscle parts
Pelvis/perineal wall – lateral musculature – middle layer
The English name for this muscle is the muscle that presses the urine maker together. The word compressor arises from the Latin con meaning “together” and pressare meaning “to press.”The word urethrae arises from the Greek ourethra meaning “to make urine.” This comes from the Greek ouron meaning “urine.” This is an ancient term that is traceable back to the time of Hippocrates.
Medial surface of ischiopubic ramus.
Joins with its opposite muscle to form a flat band-like tendinous raphe that passes anterior to urethra.
Elongate and compress urethra and vagina.
Perineal branches of the pudendal nerve (S2, S3, and S4)
Internal pudendal artery from the internal iliac artery.
Musculus compressor urethrae
Muscle compresseur de l'urètre chez l'homme