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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4,5) To our knowledge, this is the first case describing extension into the corpus cavernosum.
Ginsenoids induced nitric oxide mediated relaxation of the rabbit corpus cavernosum Br.
In this case, given the history of hemiscrotal swelling preceding the penile infection, it is likely that the inflammatory process was instigated by the scrotal abscess, eroding into the skin in one direction and into the right corpus cavernosum in the other direction--forming a corporal-cutaneous tract.
The corpus cavernosum penis is closed and secured to local fascia and subcutaneous tissue, and a permanent perineal urethrostomy is performed.
As men age, the loss of smooth muscle volume coupled with the deposition of collagen fibers causes the corpus cavernosum to become fibrotic.
Role of nitric oxide and K+ channels in relaxation induced by polygodial in rabbit corpus cavernosum in vitro.
2002), whose study showed no change in vascular caliber, the increased diameter of the ophthalmic artery, found in the present study, may have resulted from the inhibitory action of sildenafil citrate on PDE5 by continuous administration, which is also present in the arterioles of the corpus cavernosum penis, in the retina, in the lungs and in the coronary arteries.
The phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5 inhibitors) are drugs relaxing the smooth muscles lining the vessels supplying blood to the corpus cavernosum, the erectile tissue of the penis.

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