noun (plural corpora cavernosa /-sə/)Anatomy
Either of two masses of erectile tissue forming the bulk of the penis and the clitoris.
- Sildenafil, the first oral drug marketed for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, relaxes smooth muscle in the corpora cavernosa, enabling erection during arousal.
- Eleven patients had an accessory vessel in the corpus cavernosum arising from the dorsal penile artery.
- However, at this point in time robust registration of fast and small changes in the corpus cavernosum smooth muscle action potential is not possible.
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