penile detumescence

penile detumescence

The return of a formerly erect penis to a state of flaccidity.
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The imbalance of arterial inflow and outflow may be caused by disturbances in the mechanism controlling penile detumescence and the maintenance of penile flaccidity due to excess release of contractile neurotransmitter, malfunction of the intrinsic detumescence mechanism, obstruction of draining venules, or prolonged relaxation of intracavernosal smooth muscle (4).
He denied hearing a "snap" sound, which is usually followed by penile detumescence or pain.
Typical clinical presentation includes a snapping sound during the sexual act followed by immediate pain and penile detumescence, in addition to the emergence of large edema, hematoma and penile deformity.