bulbocavernosus


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bulbocavernosus

[¦bəl·bō‚ka·vər′nō·səs]
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Examination of rectum--Sphincter tone, rectal lesions, prostate (indurations, size, masses, and bulbocavernosus reflex).
Complete Demasculinization of the male rat spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus using the anti-androgen flutamide.
Physical examination is performed with emphasis on the neurological evaluation assessing the S2-S4 spinal segments, including anal sphincter tone, perineal sensation in the S2-S4 segments and bulbocavernosus reflex.
Brain sites projecting to the spinal nucleus of the bulbocavernosus. J Comp Neurol 1991 307:370-374.
Evaluation of rectal tone and the presence of the bulbocavernosus reflex are included in the initial neurologic evaluation.
However, I was disappointed to see only a glossing over of the sexual function problems women have related to their rectoceles before surgery, and more of an emphasis on the postoperative problems of dyspareunia and vaginal opening constriction from the overtightening of the bulbocavernosus muscles.
Accurate identification of the bulbocavernosus muscle that one contracts to stop the flow of urine is critical to success.
This nerve originates from the Onuf nucleus (S2, 3, 4), and forms part of the somatic peripheral nervous system primarily responsible for the sensation from the genitalia and the contraction of bulbocavernosus and ischiocavernosus muscles necessary for a rigid erection.
(6) In this series, the use of omental patches during abdominal procedures (24) and Martius bulbocavernosus flaps during vaginal procedures were associated with a favourable outcome.