erectile tissue

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Noun1.erectile tissue - vascular tissue capable of filling with blood and becoming rigid
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
erectile organ - an organ containing erectile tissue
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A contraction effect of the vasculature and the cavernous tissue occurs mainly in response to noradrenaline and endothelin-1 (ET-1), which is a potent vasoconstrictor peptide acting on its receptors (ETA and [ET.sub.B]) and might be related to the pathophysiology of ED.
His team identified that stem cells increase the internal pressure of subjects' cavernous tissue at a statistically significant level.
Two v shaped incisions were made through the tunica albuginea and cavernous tissue on the dorsal and ventral sides of the penis (Fig.