penile rigidity


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penile rigidity

The ability of the erect penis to resist bending or buckling forces applied to its long axis. The greater its resistance, the more effectively the penis can penetrate during intercourse.
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AMS' Spectra prosthesis consists of a pair of durable silicone-encased cylinders that are surgically implanted to provide penile rigidity.
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Vardenafil, Bayer's investigational phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor for the improvement of erectile function, significantly increased penile rigidity and tumescence in men with mild to moderate erectile difficulties, according to the results of a new study published in the peer-reviewed World Journal of Urology.