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Muscles of the Pelvis - Chapter Summary
Our helpful instructors present the muscles of the pelvis in this informative chapter. You'll study the different muscles in the pelvis, their anatomy, location and some of the conditions of these muscles. Feel free to review these lessons as many times as needed if you're struggling to understand the topics. The short quiz after each lesson also provides you with a great way to test your knowledge and make sure you're keeping up. If you still have questions, reach out to one of our instructors for assistance with the lessons. This chapter is intended to help you:
- Detail the causes and treatments of Levator Ani Syndrome
- Outline the function of the levator ani muscle
- Define the pubococcygeus muscle
- Differentiate between the externus and internus sphincter ani
1. Levator Ani Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Levator ani syndrome is a condition that can lead to embarrassing pains and discomforts. In this lesson, we cover the symptoms, causes, and treatments of levator ani syndrome.
2. Levator Ani Muscle: Definition, Innervation & Function
The levator ani muscle helps to prevent very embarrassing moments. Learn how and why, as well as other great facts about the levator ani muscle in this lesson.
3. What is the Pubococcygeus Muscle? - Definition & Anatomy
The vital organs located in the upper half of the body above the legs, are just that: vital. What supports all of these organs? The pubococcygeus muscle does, that's what! In this lesson, we will learn about the definition and anatomy of the pubococcygeus muscle.
4. Cremaster Muscle: Function, Location & Definition
The cremaster is a muscle that is fully developed in only about half of the people in the world. Learn all about this muscle (including its definition, location, and function) in this lesson.
5. Sphincter Ani: Externus & Internus
The internal and external sphincters help to control stool and waste from leaking out of the body. Read this lesson to learn more about sphincter function and the differences between the internal and external sphincters.
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Other chapters within the Muscles of the Body for Health Professionals course
- Muscles of the Head
- Muscles of the Mouth
- Muscles of the Tongue
- Muscles of the Neck
- Muscles of the Shoulder
- Muscle Dysfunction in the Head, Neck & Shoulders
- Muscles of the Chest
- Muscles of the Abdomen
- Iliac Region Muscles
- Muscles of the Upper Arm
- Muscles of the Forearm
- Muscles of the Hand
- Muscles of the Back
- Gluteal Muscles
- Muscles of the Thigh
- Muscles of the Leg
- Muscles of the Foot
- Tendonitis & Muscle Tears