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Pelvic Diaphragm
Muscular System

Pelvic Diaphragm

Diaphragma pelvis

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Description

The muscles of the pelvic diaphragm include those that contribute to the majority of the pelvic floor, which itself separates the pelvis from the perineum. These muscles are arranged in a bowl-like fashion and support the pelvic organs. The muscles of the pelvic diaphragm include the:

- levator ani;

- coccygeus.

The levator ani muscle forms the majority of the pelvic diaphragm, while the right and left coccygeus muscles form its posterosuperior part.

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