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penis:

see reproductive systemreproductive system,
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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Penis

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.

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).

penis

[′pē·nəs]
(anatomy)
The male organ of copulation in humans and certain other vertebrates. Also known as phallus.

penis

the male organ of copulation in higher vertebrates, also used for urine excretion in many mammals

Penis

(dreams)
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.
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Concealed penis in childhood: A spectrum of etiology and treatment.
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Following Spitz and Hare, Comfort observed that punitive treatments for the vice introduced in the second half of the nineteenth century included chastity belts and genital infibulation for both sexes, and spiked collars to wrap around the penis of boys afflicted by nocturnal emissions, as recommended by J.
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Mr B said he returned four or five times for more fat to be put into the penis, but to no avail.
The blood creates pressure in the corpora cavernosa, making the penis expand.
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They sometimes experience difficulty pulling back the foreskin and have decreased sensation in the tip of the penis.
This is not like the Bobbit case, where his penis was re-implanted," Prof Nicolo Scuderi said, referring to the famous case of John Wayne Bobbit, whose penis was re-attached in 1993 after his wife had cut it off.
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Stimulated by anything normally producing sexual arousal, a complex group of venous spaces, called erectile tissue, fill with arterial blood, causing the penis to maintain rigidity as the smooth muscle of the penis contracts to hold the blood in place.