Braunes muscle

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Braunes muscle --> puborectalis muscle

(Science: anatomy) The medial part of the musculus levator ani (pubococcygeus muscle) that passes from the body of the pubis around the anus to form a muscular sling at the level of the anorectal junction; it contracts to increase the perineal flexure during a peristalsis to maintain faecal continence and relaxes to allow defecation.

Synonym: musculus puborectalis, braunes muscle, puborectal muscle.