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Labium majora (majorum)

  1. Jan 24, 2016 #1

    Suraj M

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    Many books says that Labia minora are paired flaps.
    I didn't see it mentioned that Labia majora is paired.
    It might be a silly question to ask if the Labia majora are paired or not because firstly it's ## Majora# -plural so it must be paired but then again.
    Our books also say that they are extensions of the Mons pubis.
    To add on to that we also found a question which said that Labia Majora and mons pubis are not paired.
    Could anyone explain?
    Thank you
     
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  3. Jan 25, 2016 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Well, the labia majora certainly are a pair...

    The Mons pubis is not.

    Have you examined the diagrams of these parts? It should be fairly obvious.
     
  4. Jan 25, 2016 #3

    Suraj M

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    Well that's the problem
    It's looks like it's paired but if they are extensions of the mons pubis, I don't think then they could be called paired
    Minora are definitely paired
    I say this after seeing a question which was about which of the following is paired
    The options had both Labium majora and minora answer was minora only
     
  5. Jan 25, 2016 #4

    DaveC426913

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    Hrmm. Was this in the same textbook that said the ovaries are closer to the isthmus than to the infundibulum? o_O

    I suppose the Mons pubis and majora form a single, semicircular mound encircling the labia minora.
     
  6. Jan 25, 2016 #5

    Suraj M

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    No, that wasn't in a text book, that was in some question paper of some state PMT(Pre med)
    This question was in another states PMT.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2016 #6

    berkeman

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    Are the gluteus maximus considered paired? They would seem to have a similar overall structure compared to the outer labia and mons.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2016 #7

    DaveC426913

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    o_O They seem to me to be two entirely distinct muscles.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2016 #8

    Suraj M

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    Which two?
     
  10. Jan 27, 2016 #9

    DaveC426913

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    The left gluteus maximus and the right gluteus maximus.
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  11. Jan 27, 2016 #10

    Suraj M

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    Well yes they are 2 different muscles with similar function, I'm not quite getting your point.
     
  12. Jan 27, 2016 #11

    DaveC426913

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    I am addressing berkeman's suggestion in post 6.

    He wonders if the g. maximus are similar in structure to the labia and mons and therefore also unpaired.
    It seems to me that there is no comparison between g.maximus and l.majora / p.mons.
     
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