Cavernous body

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a body of erectile tissue with large interspaces which may be distended with blood, as in the penis or clitoris.

See also: Cavernous

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Pilot experiments on the actions of drugs injected into the human corpus cavernosum penis.
The corpus cavernosum penis is closed and secured to local fascia and subcutaneous tissue, and a permanent perineal urethrostomy is performed.
When the lesion is on the shaft of the penis, the corpus cavernosum penis is involved and causes erectile dysfunction; penile swelling may also occur.

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