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CROSS-SPECIES ANATOMY - ANNOTATIONS

The Basic subset of the UBERON integrated, cross-species anatomy ontology is downloaded weekly from http://berkeleybop.org/ontologies/uberon/basic.obo. For more information about this ontology see the "About" page on the UBERON website at http://uberon.github.io/about.html.

Term:corpus spongiosum of penis
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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.
Comment:[function-note] "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." xsd:string {source="WP"}
Synonyms:exact_synonym: spongiose body of penis
 related_synonym: corpus cavernosum urethra;   corpus cavernosum urethrae;   corpus spongiosum
 xref: FMA:19617;   NCI:C32384;   SCTID:279712008;   UMLS:C1522442;   Wikipedia:Corpus_spongiosum_penis



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