tumescence


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tu·mes·cence

 (to͞o-mĕs′əns, tyo͞o-)
n.
1.
a. A swelling or enlarging.
b. A swollen condition.
2. A swollen part or organ.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tumescence - tumidity resulting from the presence of blood or other fluid in the tissuestumescence - tumidity resulting from the presence of blood or other fluid in the tissues
tumidity, tumidness - slight swelling of an organ or part
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tumescence

n (form)Schwellung f
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13) Orgasm has been considered a reflex, which is preceded by increased blood flow to the genital organs, tumescence of the vulva and vagina, increased secretions during sexual arousal, and increased tension and contractions of the PFMs.
Key findings in the evaluation of priapism (references 1 and 3) Ischaemic priapism Corpora cavernosa fully rigid Usually Corpora cavernosa tumescence without full rigidity Seldom Penile pain Usually Abnormal cavernous blood gases Usually Haematological abnormalities Usually Recent intracavernosal injection Sometimes Perineal trauma Seldom Non-ischaemic priapism Corpora cavernosa fully rigid Seldom Corpora cavernosa tumescence without full rigidity Usually Penile pain Seldom Abnormal cavernous blood gases Seldom Haematological abnormalities Seldom Recent intracavernosal injection Sometimes Perineal trauma Usually Table 4.
At the same time, unmoored money, bursting beyond the constraints of time into zero and negative interest rates, unleashes financial hypertrophy, a tumescence of banking, hedging, constant currency trading, and other economic domains that feed on volatility and leverage beyond the constraints of time.
The reader is taken along on this journey of rhetorical tumescence and eventual repose, but the payoff is never quite what one expected.
Priapism is the phenomenon of painless penile erection during endourological procedures, but the duration of erection or tumescence is much shorter.
It was not verified any effects of the treatments from the pruning and the beginning of tumescence of buds, that was verified at 21 days for all genotypes.
The accumulation here of terms that connote phallic stimulation and tumescence ("pumped," "rubbing," "stretched out") anticipate Nathan Zuckerman's descriptions of the protagonists of the "American Trilogy," in which celebration of male virility is imbricated with a queer eroticism, as I will suggest later.
Sexual function is a complex, multicomponent biologic process that comprises central mechanism for regulation of libido and arousability as well as local mechanisms for the generation of penile tumescence, rigidity, orgasm, and ejaculation with overall sexual satisfaction.
28) The speaker's tumescence is figured here in simultaneously precoital, male, and post-coital, female, terms.
The study's authors propose that nitrous oxide is operant here by causing ureteric relaxation when released to create penile tumescence and during sexual activity.
However, other seeds which did not germinate (8%) but showed some type of tumescence and/or darkening were classified as dead seeds.
You don't see their egos being stroked into tumescence by mass admiration.