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  • noun

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collection

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a measurable whole

the main part

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capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

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a collection of writings

the main part of an organ or other bodily structure

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Sildenafil, an oral medication, acts at the cellular level to increase smooth muscle relaxation in the corpus cavernosum during sexual stimulation by the inhibition of phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5).
The blood flow stimulates the endothelial cells that line the lacunar spaces to produce more nitric oxide, and the increased nitric oxide production causes relaxation of the corpus cavernosum smooth muscle tissue.
Recently, however, it has been postulated to inhibit enzyme activity (Na/Ka-ATPase) in the corpus cavernosum, and so it would be placed within this peripherally-acting category in terms of its effect on ED (Gupta et al.
After removing strips of tissue from a rabbit's corpus cavernosum, the group electrically stimulated the nerves that attach to the smooth muscle in the tissue.
He was immediately taken to the operating room to decompress the corpus cavernosum.
Recent studies show that adenosine functions to relax the corpus cavernosum and promote penile erection.
pT3: Tumor invades any of the following: corpus cavernosum, beyond prostatic capsule, anterior vagina, bladder neck
Asteraceae) showed a significant, does dependent, relaxant effect on the smooth muscle of corpus cavernosum strips, obtained from Guinea pig (65.
It also has to be said that, if the arteries bringing blood into the penis get furred up, there's insufficient blood to stretch the corpus cavernosum and expand the penis, so erection will be a pretty half-hearted affair.
The penis was carefully denuded of skin down to the base, without damaging the prepuce (foreskin) and the left corpus cavernosum was exposed.
The role of testosterone in erectile function is well-known and it affects nearly every facet of the erectile pathway from the central nervous system to smooth muscle function to the fibro-elastic properties of the corpus cavernosum.
According to the investigative team, these data are unlike results for currently marketed ED drugs in similar experiments, particularly due to a beneficial effect on the function of the corpus cavernosum.
Extracts of different polarity from Baccharis trimera, Haplopappus rigidus Huperzia saururus, Maytenus ilicifolia, Satureja parvifolia and Senecio eriophyton were tested for their relaxant activity on smooth muscle using L-phenylephrine precontracted strips of corpus cavernosum obtained from Guinea pigs.
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