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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the corpus cavernosum

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  • Failed neural signal transmission to and from the spinal cord due to diabetic neuropathy and reduced production of neuronal NO synthase → reduced levels of neuronal NO release to cavernosal smooth muscle ‣ Endothelial dysfunction of the sinusoidal endothelial cells → decrease in NO release and impaired vasodilatation Theti et al Clinical Diabetes

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  • PDE5 inhibitors enhance cavernosal smooth muscle relaxation and erection by blocking the breakdown of cGMP.

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  • On stimulation causes vasodilatation and relaxation of the cavernosal (penis) smooth muscle, which ultimately leads to penile erection.

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  • (such as angulation, cavernosal fibrosis or Peyronie's disease), or in patients who have conditions which may predispose them to Priapism (such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia).

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