Cremaster muscle

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Cremaster muscle
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The cremaster muscle
Details
OriginInternal Oblique
InsertionTunica vaginalis
ArteryCremasteric artery
NerveGenital branch of genitofemoral nerve
Actionsraise and lower the scrotum
Identifiers
Latinmusculus cremaster
TAA04.5.01.018M
A09.3.04.003
FMA21531
Anatomical terms of muscle

The cremaster muscle is a muscle that covers the testis and the spermatic cord.

The word comes from the transitive Greek verb "I hang" (Greek: κρεμάννυμι).[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Hacking, Craig (2019-04-08). "Cremaster muscle - Radiology Reference Article". Radiopaedia. Retrieved 2020-01-11.