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Bulbospongiosus - female
Other Terms: Musculus bulbospongiosus, Muscle bulbo-spongieux
Musculus bulbospongiosus (female)
Latin muscle parts
Pelvis/perineal wall – lateral musculature – external layer
The English name for this muscle is the porous swelling muscle. The word bulbospongiosus arises from the Greek terms Greek bulbos meaning “swelling” and theGreek spongos meaning “porous.” Spongos is an ancient term that can be traced back to the Odyssey of Homer where porous, absorbent sponges were used to soak up the blood that resulted from Ulysses’ killing of the suitors of his wife.
Perineal body where they coverage with other external layer muscles
Attaches to the corpus cavernosus clitoris anterior to the ischiocavernosus.
Compresses the vaginal orifice; assists with clitoral erection; expresses secretions of the greater vestibular glands
Perineal branches of the pudendal nerve (S2, S3, and S4)
Internal pudendal artery and its perineal branch from the internal iliac artery.