The Mechanisms of Ejaculation

  • H. Marberger
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 4)


Ejaculation is a complex process which occurs in a series of chronologically dependent phases in coordination with several organ systems. In spite of the biological importance of ejaculation for mankind and especially for the human psyche, very little is known of its mechanisms in humans. Most present knowledge is based on investigation in animals. So far, our knowledge of ejaculation in man is based on study of diseased patients in whom sexual dysfunction is usually only one symptom among many. The human being is understandably a difficult and inaccessible animal for studies of ejaculation. Studies of sex life, orgasm, and the like have long been taboo, and so barely available for evaluation.


Sexual Function Pressure Chamber Bladder Neck Sympathetic Chain Retrograde Ejaculation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Marberger
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  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

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