Perineum vs Ischiocavernosus - What's the difference?

perineum | ischiocavernosus |


As nouns the difference between perineum and ischiocavernosus

is that perineum is perineum while ischiocavernosus is (anatomy) a muscle just below the surface of the perineum, used to flex the anus, stabilize the erect penis (in males), and tense the vagina (in females).

perineum

Alternative forms

* perinaeum *

Noun

(perinea)
  • (anatomy) The region between the anus and the vagina in women and between the scrotum and anus in men.
  • * 1827 , Guy's Hospital: Case of Fistula in Perineo, Successfully Treated'', ''The Lancet , Volume 12, page 61,
  • He was attacked with complete retention of urine, after a debauch, and six weeks afterwards an abscess formed in the perineum , which eventually burst, leaving a fistulous opening, through which the urine continued to be discharged to the period of his admission into the Hospital.
  • * 2005 , Brian J. Moran, 27: Using the perineal pressure applicator device'', Adam P. Dicker, Gregory S. Merrick, Frank M. Waterman, Richard K. Valicenti, Leonar G. Gomella (editors), ''Basic and Advanced Techniques in Prostate Brachytherapy , page 251,
  • The prostate is surrounded by venous plexi and the perineum has a rich blood supply.
  • * 2011 , Ian Lyons, Biomedical Science: Lecture Notes , page 371,
  • The perineum is diamond shaped and stretches from the pubic symphysis to the coccyx.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * perineal

    ischiocavernosus

    English

    Noun

    (ischiocavernosi) (wikipedia ischiocavernosus)
  • (anatomy) A muscle just below the surface of the perineum, used to flex the anus, stabilize the erect penis (in males), and tense the vagina (in females).