Corpora cavernosa


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Corpora cavernosa

Either of a pair of columns of erectile tissue at either side of the penis that, together with the corpus spongiosum, produce an erection when filled with blood.
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50a software for the measurement of the total areas of the corpora cavernosa, corpus spongiosum, erectile tissue, and tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa; and the thickness of the corpora cavernosa and corpus spongiosum, as depicted in Figure 1.
The corpora cavernosa are rigid and tender, but the glans penis is soft.
Treatment of priapism by injection of adrenalin into the corpora cavernosa penis.
Approximately 70 mL of dark brown blood was aspirated from the corpora cavernosa after local cold application.
During sexual arousal, impulses from the brain and nerves in the penis cause the arterial muscles of the corpora cavernosa to relax, allowing blood to flow in and fill the open spaces.
Histological studies of the autonomic nervous fibers of the corpora cavernosa in impotent diabetic males.
Sudarshan, "Technique of anterior urethroplasty using the tunica albuginea of the corpora cavernosa," Asian Journal of Surgery, vol.
Sexual desire associated with sexual stimulation trigger the arousal process by increasing the blood flow to the two corpora cavernosa of the penis, under the influence of the parasympathetic autonomic nervous system.
Erections occur when, in response to physical or mental triggers, the nerves of the penis signal the surrounding muscles to relax, allowing blood to pour into the corpora cavernosa.
The corpora cavernosa are located in the ventral wall of the cloaca, and have the shape of longitudinal crests separated by a groove (ROMER; PARSONS, 1985).
Good cosmetic and tactile results may be achieved by selective lateral clitoral and corpora cavernosa excisions, preserving the glans and neurovascular bundle12.