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  • That relaxation happens so that blood can be absorbed by a spongy structure on the top of the penis called the corpus cavernosum.

    You Staying Young

  • That relaxation happens so that blood can be absorbed by a spongy structure on the top of the penis called the corpus cavernosum.

    You Staying Young

  • That relaxation happens so that blood can be absorbed by a spongy structure on the top of the penis called the corpus cavernosum.

    You Staying Young

  • Such an effect could account for the marked relaxation of both vascular and nonvascular smooth muscle that accompanies the erectile response and allows for the engorgement of blood in the sinusoidal or trabecular network of blood vessels in the corpus cavernosum.

    Louis J. Ignarro - Autobiography

  • While studying the relaxant effects of nitric oxide on vascular and nonvascular smooth muscle from corpus cavernosum erectile tissue, we realized that the naturally occurring physiological neurotransmitter involved in the erectile response in mammals was unknown.

    Louis J. Ignarro - Autobiography

  • A subsequent experiment revealed that electrical stimulation results in the production of nitric oxide in the corpus cavernosum.

    Louis J. Ignarro - Autobiography

  • Electrical stimulation of strips of rabbit corpus cavernosum caused a transient but marked smooth muscle relaxation that was prevented by addition of a nitric oxide synthase inhibitor and enhanced by addition of a cyclic GMP phosphodiesterase inhibitor.

    Louis J. Ignarro - Autobiography

  • John Garthwaite had just reported that nitric oxide was a neuro transmitter in the brain, and we wondered whether or not nitric oxide could be the neurotransmitter in the so called nonadrenergic noncholinergic neurons that were known to innervate the corpus cavernosum smooth muscle.

    Louis J. Ignarro - Autobiography

  • -- A bougie, b b, is seen to perforate the urethra anterior to the stricture c, situated an inch behind the glans, and after traversing the substance of the right corpus cavernosum d, for its whole length, re-enters the neck of the bladder through the body of the prostate.

    Surgical Anatomy

  • The cavernous portion (pars cavernosa; penile or spongy portion) is the longest part of the urethra, and is contained in the corpus cavernosum urethræ.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3b. 4. The Male Urethra

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