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in animals, the anatomical organs concerned with production of offspring. In humans and other mammals the female reproductive system produces the female reproductive cells (the eggs, or ova) and contains an organ in which development of the fetus takes
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The male organ of copulation, or phallus. In mammals the penis consists basically of three elongated masses of erectile tissue. The central corpus spongiosum (corpus urethrae) lies ventral to the paired corpora cavernosa. The urethra runs along the underside of the spongiosum and then normally rises to open at the expanded, cone-shaped tip, the glans penis, which fits like a cap over the end of the penis. Loose skin encloses the penis and also forms the retractable foreskin, or prepuce.

Erection of the penis is caused by nervous stimulation resulting in engorgement of the spiral helicine arteries and the plentiful venous sinuses of the organ. In most mammals other than Primates the penis is retracted into a sheath when not in use.

In submammalian forms the penis is not as well developed. Crocodilians, turtles, and some birds have a penis basically like that of mammals, lying in the floor of the cloaca. When erected, it protrudes from the cloaca and functions in copulation. Other vertebrates lack a penis, although various functionally comparable organs may be developed such as the claspers on the pelvic fins of sharks and the gonopodia on the anal fins of certain teleost fishes.

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What does it mean when you dream about a penis?

The universal symbol of the male, the penis represents energy, vital force, sexual power, and fertility. One’s sexual energy or matters of orientation may be at issue, depending upon the gender of the dreamer. (See also Genitals).

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The male organ of copulation in humans and certain other vertebrates. Also known as phallus.
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the male organ of copulation in higher vertebrates, also used for urine excretion in many mammals
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The male sex organ is symbolic of fertility, power, and energy. Your gender and sexual orientation play a part when interpreting this dream. Are you dealing with issues of sexual orientation, power, or aggression? Answering these questions will enable you to interpret your dream.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Penile ossification commonly causes a discharge or swelling and could lead to reduced flexibility or erectile dysfunction.
We performed a retrospective review of penile urethroplasties performed at a single center between 2003-2017.
We report a case of a 29-year-old male patient who presented to the emergency department in our hospital complaining of prolonged painless penile erection for about 2 weeks following a blunt trauma to the perineum after falling astride.
The penis of the patient was connected to the RigiScan™ Plus device according to the instruction manual, and the device automatically determined the baseline penile rigidity and tumescence for the first 15 min.
The study found out that infertile men have a shorter average penile length as compared to those without reproductive issues, taking into account weight, race and age, the report stated.
(6) Previous studies have shown that wives or sexual partners of men with penile carcinoma have a three-fold higher risk of cervical cancer.
Lymphatic spread is the main prognostic factor in penile cancer (10), although other factors influence survival rates in penile cancer patients, such as locally advanced stage, perineural invasion, location and size of the tumour, growth pattern and high histological grade (11).
(7) reported about a case of a 15-year-old patient presenting with VATER syndrome, chronic renal failure, and penile duplication, including a hypoplastic lower urinary tract.
It is very probable that penile replantation will be performed increasingly, arising new ethical, immunological, and technical questions.[8] The world's experience of penile replantation may serve as a foundation for transplantation.
It was harvested from the dorsal prepuce and the penile skin with careful dissection between the Dartos and the skin.