puborectal muscle


The part of the elevator muscle of the anus that passes from the body of the pubis around the anus to form a muscular sling at the level of the anorectal junction. The puborectal muscle relaxes during defecation.

Nearby words

  1. pubo-,
  2. pubococcygeus,
  3. puboprostatic,
  4. puboprostatic muscle,
  5. puborectal,
  6. pubovaginal muscle,
  7. pubovesical,
  8. pubovesical muscle,
  9. puc,
  10. puca

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