Deep branch of the perineal nerve

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Deep branch of the perineal nerve
Pudendal nerve.svg
Pudendal nerve, its course through the lesser sciatic foramen, and branches, including deep perineal nerve at bottom.
The superficial branches of the internal pudendal artery. (Deep branch of the perineal nerve visible but not labeled.)
From perineal nerve
Latin Nervus perinealis profundus
TA A14.2.07.041
FMA 21894
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

The deep branch of the perineal nerve (or muscular branches) are distributed to the muscles of the perineum.[1] These include the superficial transverse perineal muscle, bulbospongiosus, ischiocavernosus, and Sphincter urethræ.

A branch, the nerve to the bulb, given off from the nerve to the bulbocavernosus, pierces this muscle, and supplies the corpus cavernosum, ending in the mucous membrane of the urethra.

The dorsal nerve of the penis for males and the dorsal nerve of the clitoris for females is the terminal branch of the pudendal nerve.


  1. ^ Kyung Won, PhD. Chung (2005). Gross Anatomy (Board Review). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. p. 268. ISBN 0-7817-5309-0. 

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