Corpus spongiosum (also known as corpus cavernosum urethrae in older texts) is the mass of spongy tissue surrounding the male urethra within the penis. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corpus_spongiosum_penis ]

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Term information

definition
  • Corpus spongiosum (also known as corpus cavernosum urethrae in older texts) is the mass of spongy tissue surrounding the male urethra within the penis.
depicted by
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function notes
  • The function of the corpus spongiosum in erection is to prevent the urethra from pinching closed, thereby maintaining the urethra as a viable channel for ejaculation. To do this, the corpus spongiosum remains pliable during erection while the corpora cavernosum penis becomes engorged with blood.
has exact synonym
  • spongiose body of penis
has related synonym
  • corpus spongiosum
  • corpus cavernosum urethra
  • corpus cavernosum urethrae
id
  • UBERON:0011183