corpus cavernosum


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corpus cavernosum

(ˌkævəˈnəʊsəm)
n, pl corpora cavernosa
(Anatomy) either of two masses of erectile tissue in the penis of mammals
[New Latin, literally: cavernous body]
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The urethral plate is incised dorsally and spread fixed to the corpus cavernosum. A graft of appropriate dimensions is harvested.
Uniquely, PDE5 is localized to the corpus cavernosum, and thus PDE5 inhibitors facilitate erection without significant systemic vasodilation [7].
A penile fracture happens when the tissue fibres responsible for erectile function - the corpus cavernosum - rupture, causing an immediate loss of erection and severe bruising.
Effects of androgens on the expression of nitric oxide synthase mRNAs in rat corpus cavernosum. BJU Int.
On the right side of the corpus cavernosum, beneath the tunica albuginea, there was an abscess measuring 50x45 mm in size.
If there is one corpus cavernosum in each penis, joining two corporal bodies with penile reconstruction is preferred (1,6).
Laboratory examination revealed blood urea nitrogen (BUN) BUN: 89 mg/dL, Cr: 6.23 mg/dL, and Hb: 10.8 g/dL, and blood gas analysis of blood from the corpus cavernosum revealed pH: 7.3, pC[O.sub.2]: 49.1 mmHg, and p[O.sub.2]: 51 mmHg.
The objective of our study was to evaluate the effects of alcohol, diabetes and their association on miRNA-155 and miRNA-199 and endothelin receptors ([ET.sub.A] and [ET.sub.B]) in the corpus cavernosum and blood of rats submitted to the experimental model of diabetes mellitus and "semi-voluntary chronic alcoholism", and investigate whether there is a relationship between miRNAs and endothelin receptors.
Intracavernosal papaverine injection causes direct penile smooth muscle relaxation and consequent filling of corpus cavernosum with blood resulting in erection without tactile or psychic stimuli.
The corpus cavernosum of the penis was cannulated with a 25-gauge butterfly needle filled with heparin (250U/mL) via insertion at the crura.
A pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with and without gadolinium was obtained at this time which showed reduced blood flow to the corpus spongiosum compared to the corpus cavernosum on T1-weighted imaging with gadolinium (Figure 3).
Eberth, "Krebsmetastasen des Corpus cavernosum penis," Archiv fUr Pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und fur Klinische Medicin, vol.

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