urogenital diaphragm

noun

Medical Definition of urogenital diaphragm

: a double layer of pelvic fascia with its included muscle that is situated between the ischial and pubic rami, supports the prostate in the male, is traversed by the vagina in the female, gives passage to the membranous part of the urethra, and encloses the sphincter urethrae

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“Urogenital diaphragm.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/urogenital%20diaphragm. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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