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Related to Perineal body: urogenital diaphragm, Perineal membrane, Ischioanal fossa, Deep perineal pouch

Body

The principal part of anything as distinguished from its subordinate parts, as in the main part of an instrument. An individual, an organization, or an entity given legal recognition, such as a corporation or "body corporate." A compilation of laws known as a "body of laws."

body

(Collection), noun aggregation, assemblage, batch, colligation, community, company, compilation, congeries, conglomeration, entity, gathering, host, mass, multitude, plenum, polity, sodality, troupe, wholeness
Associated concepts: body corporate, body politic, governnental body, reviewing body

body

(Main part), noun core, corpus, essential part, figure, form, greater part, hub, main part, major part, principal part, shape, structure, substance
Associated concepts: body of an instrument

body

(Person), noun anatomy, cadaver, carcass, carrion, corporality, corporalness, corporeality, corpse, corpus, entity, human being, material existence, physical being, physique
Associated concepts: body attachment, body execution, body heirs
See also: aggregate, assemblage, assembly, band, bulk, character, committee, community, compact, confederacy, configuration, content, cornerstone, corporation, corpse, corpus, entity, form, generality, individual, majority, mass, materiality, party, society, structure, substance, weight

BODY. A person.
     2. In practice, when the sheriff returns cepi corpus to a capias, the plaintiff may obtain a rule, before special bail has been entered, to bring in the body and this must be done either by committing the defendant or entering special bail. See Dead Body.

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Ross and Preston (18) were of the opinion that where the posterior mesh extended to the perineal body, the incidence of recurrent posterior compartment prolapse was decreased.
Finally weakness in the perineal body or perineocele is determined by palpating the thickness and integrity of the perineal body on rectal exam.
Posteriorly the mesh extended from the perineal body to the sacrum in 101 patients (65.
If you are looking at the posterior vaginal wall, the lower third of the vagina overlies the perineal body, and the upper two-thirds overlie the rectum.
Pulling the rectovaginal septum down to the perineal body will simply enlarge the defect that causes rectocele and enterocele.
Grody has raised compelling issues, especially in regard to the importance of the perineal body in pelvic floor prolapse.
Transverse tears--"either detachment from below adjacent to the perineal body or separation at the top in juxtaposition to the fibrous uterosacral extensions in the area of the cul-de-sac"--are the most frequent cause of rectoceles, he said.