corpus cavernosum

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corpus cavernosum

[′kȯr·pəs ‚ka·vər′nō·səm]
(anatomy)
The cylinder of erectile tissue forming the clitoris in the female and the penis in the male.
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The sural nerve then acts as a scaffolding (conduit), similar to an extension cord, to deliver regenerating nerve fibres from the femoral nerve to the corpus cavernosa. After around 12 months, new nerve endings in the corpus cavernosa release neurotransmitter (acetylcholine) which help initiate an erection.
After incision urethra was completely mobilized from underneath corpus cavernosa and rotated to 180 degrees.

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