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Formed by pubococcygeus and iliococcygeus muscles; origin, posterior body of pubis, tendinous arch of the levator ani, and spine of ischium; insertion, anococcygeal ligament, sides of the lower part of the sacrum and of coccyx; action, resists prolapsing forces and draws the anus upward next defecation; supports the pelvic viscera; nerve supply, nerve to levator ani (fourth sacral spinal nerve). Synonym: musculus levator ani, elevator muscle of anus.
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