perineum


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per·i·ne·um

 (pĕr′ə-nē′əm)
n. pl. per·i·ne·a (-nē′ə)
1. The portion of the body in the pelvis occupied by urogenital passages and the rectum, bounded in front by the pubic arch, in the back by the coccyx, and laterally by part of the hipbone.
2. The region between the scrotum and the anus in males, and between the posterior vulva junction and the anus in females.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin perinaeon, from Greek perinaion : peri-, peri- + inān, to excrete.]

per′i·ne′al (-nē′əl) adj.

perineum

(ˌpɛrɪˈniːəm)
n, pl -nea (-ˈniːə)
1. (Anatomy) the region of the body between the anus and the genital organs, including some of the underlying structures
2. (Anatomy) the nearly diamond-shaped surface of the human trunk between the thighs
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek perinaion, from peri- + inein to empty out]
ˌperiˈneal adj

per•i•ne•um

(ˌpɛr əˈni əm)

n., pl. -ne•a (-ˈni ə)
the area in front of the anus extending to the fourchette of the vulva in the female and to the scrotum in the male.
[1625–35; < New Latin < Greek períneon, períneos, perínaios]
per`i•ne′al, adj.

perineum

1. The part of the body between the anus and the genitals.
2. The pelvic floor, especially referring to the area of muscle and tissue between the vaginal opening and the anus that is susceptible to tearing in childbirth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perineum - the general region between the anus and the genital organsperineum - the general region between the anus and the genital organs
region, area - a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
Translations
عجان
перинеум
hráz
mellemkød
Perineum
lahkliha
پرینهعجانمیاندوراه
väliliha
חיץ הנקבים
međica
gátperineum
회음부
tarpvietė
starpene
perineum
mellomkjøttetperineum
períneo
perineu
mellangård

perineum

[ˌperɪˈniːəm] N (perinea (pl)) → perineo m

perineum

n (Anat) → Damm m, → Perineum nt (spec)

per·i·ne·um

n. perineo, suelo pelviano delimitado anteriormente por la raíz del escroto en el hombre y la vulva en la mujer y posteriormente por el ano.
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The thick fleshy part between the vagina and the anus, made up of muscle, is called the perineum.
If postpartum hemorrhage is suspected, a physical exam should be performed to quickly inspect the uterus, cervix, vulva, and perineum to identify the source of bleeding.
It covers surgery of the skin, abdomen, digestive system, reproductive tract, urinary tract, perineum, head and neck, and tube placement, with each chapter including tips for preoperative management, surgery and surgical techniques, and postoperative considerations.
6) It usually develops posterior to the scrotum in the soft tissue of the perineum, as two masses on both sides of the median raphe, or as a single mass located midline, or lateralized over the ischial tuberosity.
For the purpose of the study a single site is considered as an involvement of one body region, either face, head, extremity, chest or abdomen including perineum.
Aggressive angiomyxoma (AA) is a rare soft-tissue tumor that is typically found in the perineum of females of reproductive age.
Perineum was protected by allowing the women in modified breathing over the contraction (hand-off).
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05) the highest tick infested site in both, followed by inner thighs, perineum, legs and tail, and neck, respectively in cattle, while followed by neck, tail, perineum, inner thighs, legs, and back and ears, respectively in buffaloes.