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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Dissociation: Penile rigidity that is greater at the base than at the tip, indicating a possible vascular problem, such as venous leakage.
In a previous study, twice as many subjects treated with TA-1790 demonstrated greater than 60% penile rigidity compared to Viagra(R) at the earliest time point tested.
The rapid absorption of TA-1790 supports the efficacy data generated in the in-clinic trial where RigiScan was used to measure penile rigidity in conjunction with visual sexual stimulation.
Efficacy was evaluated using RigiScan(R), a standardized device that measures penile rigidity and tumescence.