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erection

[i′rek·shən]
(civil engineering)
Positioning and fixing the frame of a structure.
(physiology)
The enlarged state of erectile tissue when engorged with blood, as of the penis or clitoris.

Erection

The hoisting and installing in place of the structural components of a building, using a crane, hoist, or any other power system.

erection

The hoisting and/or installing in place of the structural components of a building, usually using a crane, hoist, or other powered equipment.

erection

i. The assembly of a complete aircraft from subassemblies, components, or a dismantled state.
ii. A gyro-compass is “erected” when it is aligned along its proper axes, switched on, and has achieved its operating speed.
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The patients who developed anaesthetic penile erection were 32 years, 35 years, and 38 years old males.
The adrenergic system is believed to play a role in penile erection and ejaculation.
This paper therefore describes the process of penile erection, identifies the sites of action of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of ED, and comments on emerging issues in this field.
Penile erection involves a physiological interaction between the CNS and the peripheral target tissue.
Priapism is a rare condition in childhood defined as the prolonged state of penile erection lasting more than 4 hours.
Washington, September 27 ( ANI ): Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered the biochemical chain of events needed to maintain penile erection in men.
Viagra[R] support penile erection primarily by blocking the action of PDE5, without delivering any other benefit.
But erectile dysfunction can occur even if sexual desire remains strong, in which case sexual performance depends on a neurovascular event via the hemodynamic mechanisms of penile erection (Anderson, 2001; Anderson and Wagner, 1995; Chandler, 1988).
There is a large body of literature on the physiological and biomechanical aspects of penile erection (for review, see Batra & Lue, 1990).
ED can be a persistent inability to achieve or maintain penile erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections.