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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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Belief that Cambodian women have shorter and less elastic perineums than Caucasian women
When a patient pushes and is complete for 2+ hours, perineums are overstretched, pudendal nerve fibers avulse, and we have what prompted this letter.
Women may also find themselves looking for natural remedies for common postpartum issues: sore perineums, hemorrhoids, and breastfeeding.
Deering reported that women with a perineal body shorter than 3 cm had more than six times as many severe lacerations as did women with longer perineums in a retrospective study of 131 deliveries.
There was no statistically significant difference between treatment and control groups in the proportion of women with previous vaginal delivery who had intact perineums.
There were no differences between the intervention and the control groups in the rates of intact perineums, episiotomies, or first- and second-degree perineal tears.