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cavernous nerves of penis

 

Definition: two nerves, major and minor, derived from the prostatic portion of the pelvic plexus supplying sympathetic and parasympathetic fibers to the helicine arteries and arteriorvenous anastomoses of the corpus cavernosum stimulating erection.

Synonym(s): nervi cavernosi penisTA, cavernous plexus of penis

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