Bulbospongiosus - Musculus bulbospongiosus

Description

In dogs, the bulbospongiosus muscle (formerly bulbocavernosus muscle) consists mainly of transverse fibers covering the superficial surface of the bulb of the penis.

Origin: tunica albuginea lateral to the spongious body of penis, which is compressed by the muscle

Insertion: median septum

Action: 

Nerve: 

In female domestic mammals, because of the elongated vestibule, the bulbospongiosus is divided into constrictor vestibuli and constrictor vulvae.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Illustrated Veterinary Anatomical Nomenclature - 3rd edittion - Gheorghe M. Constantinescu, Oskar Schaller - Enke
Miller's Anatomy of the Dog, 4th Edition - Evans & de Lahunta- Elsevier

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