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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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A) The duct connecting to the cystic lesion penetrates through the cavernosum tissue; and (B) right vessel loop traverses the right corpus cavernosum in a bloodless plane; left vessel loop surrounds the deep end of the stalk which penetrates dorsal to the corpus.
PDE5 inhibitors slow the degradation of cGMP by binding to the catalytic sites of PDE5, thus increasing the amount of cGMP in smooth muscle cells of the corpus cavernosum and in the walls of the penile arteries (Alberson et al.
Therefore, sildenafil as a selective inhibitor of PDE5, facilitates the NO-driven relaxation of the smooth muscle of the corpus cavernosum and thus enhances the natural, psychological erectile response to sexual stimulation.
Penile erection requires association of soluble guanylyl cyclase with endothelial caveolin-1 in rat corpus cavernosum.
It enhances nitric oxide (NO) mediated relaxation of human corpus cavernosum in vitro (Ballard et al.
In the dog and cat (and some other species of mammals), the distal corpus cavernosum becomes ossified and exists as a boney tissue called the os penis (bacculum).
hSlo encodes a subunit of the Maxi-K potassium channel, which plays a role in regulating pressure in the corpus cavernosum of the penis.
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.

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