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.
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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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EVLA Procedure: EVLA procedure was performed under ultrasonic guidance, immediately following sedoanalgesia and the onset of tumescence. The initial venous entrance was performed using a 21-gauge micropuncture needle set at an approximate level of 10-20 cm above the ankle.
Penile engorgement (tumescence) is a neurovascular event influenced by psychological and hormonal factors.
Background: Currently available evaluation criteria for penile tumescence and rigidity have been fraught with controversy.
(2013) explain that the tumescence process of a hydrogel is governed by physical factors intrinsic to the 3D network and external factors.
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The technical term for it is 'nocturnal clitoral tumescence', whereas in men, it's called 'nocturnal penile tumescence' - though you may typically refer it as "morning glory".
These wide variations arose from numerous factors such as local or general anesthesia, use of tumescence, the type of cannula used, donor site, harvesting technique, methods of purification, and centrifugation.
Some studies showed that the most common cause is a habit by people in Middle East called taghaandan which is bending of the erected penis to achieve tumescence [4, 5].
Anterior wall demonstrates softened tumescence, with patchy hemorrhagic and congested appearance.
Results indicated that participants exposed to the pairings displayed an increase in penile tumescence toward the CS, whereas the opposite pattern was seen in the other group.