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Physiology of Penile Erection

  • T. F. Lue

Abstract

Better understanding of the physiology of penile erection has been made possible by innovative laboratory and clinical research in the past decade. Penile erection involves psychological, neurological, hormonal, arterial, venous, and sinusoidal factors. Advances in the understanding of these factors have markedly improved the diagnosis and treatment of impotence and the care of tens of thousands of patients with impotence. This chapter will discuss the basic physiology involved in the erectile process.

Keywords

Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Penile Erection Tunica Albuginea Corpus Spongiosum Emissary Vein 
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