A thin layer of skeletal muscle that envelops the spermatic cord and testis of most male mammals in a series of loops; it is a continuation of the obliquus internus, arising from the inguinal ligament and inserting into the crest of the pubis and into the sheath of the rectus abdominis; it is innervated by the genital branch of the genitofemoral nerve and functions to draw the testis up toward the superficial inguinal ring in response to cold or to stimulation of the nerve;. [ http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/anna http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cremaster_muscle ]

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Term information



latin term
musculus cremaster [ FMA:TA ]

latin term
musculus cremaster <male> [ FMA:TA ]

curator note

in females it is represented by only a few muscle loops that envelop the round ligament of the uterus. This class represents the male structure

depicted by


has exact synonym

musculus cremaster <male>
muscle of Riolan (cremaster)

has related synonym

cremasteric muscle
muscle of Riolan
cremaster muscle
musculus cremaster