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corpus

1. The principal of a bond. For example, securities dealers create zero-coupon Treasury receipts by purchasing a regular Treasury bond and separating the interest coupons from the corpus. See also coupon stripping.
2. The principal amount of an estate or trust.
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Tunical tear was found in the right corpus cavernosum in 90 patients (58.
Penile ultrasound revealed hematoma in the corpus cavernosum and the diagnosis of PF was made (Figure 2).
Alprostadil (Caverject) is a vasodilator increasing the blood flow to the penis by relaxing the smooth muscles of the vascular structure of the corpus cavernosum.
Cross-regulation of intracellular cGMP and cAMP in cultured human corpus cavernosum smooth muscle cells.
In rabbits, icariin produced significant increases in cGMP levels of the clitoris and the corpus cavernosum of the penis.
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 to expand the penis so an erection will be a pretty half-hearted affair.
Comment: Levitra enhances the smooth muscle relaxant effects of nitric oxide in the corpus cavernosum, normally released in response to sexual stimulation, and increases penile blood flow.
Ginseng also enhances nitric oxide synthesis in the endothelium of the lung, heart, kidney, and corpus cavernosum (Biochem.
The investigators speculated that sildenafil may enhance vasodilation in the clitoral corpus cavernosum and relaxation of vaginal smooth muscle, increasing sexual function in women.
THE PHYSIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS of erections include neural initiation of penile erection following erectogenic stimuli, cellular activation of smooth muscle relaxation, and smooth muscle relaxation in the corpus cavernosum of the penis.
Most of them are similar to the drugs reviewed in this article in that they stimulate the corpus cavernosum or the central nervous system (CNS).

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