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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Priapism, or persistent erection without sexual arousal, occurs when detumescence of the engorged corpus cavernosum penis (CCP) fails because of disturbances of arterial inflow or venous outflow.
Gabouev et al., "Isolation of primary endothelial and stromal cell cultures of the corpus cavernosum penis for basic research and tissue engineering," European Urology, vol.
Pilot experiments on the actions of drugs injected into the human corpus cavernosum penis. Br J Pharmacol 1986;87(3):495-500.

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