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deep artery of penis


Definition: origin, terminal branch (with dorsal artery of penis) of the internal pudendal artery; distribution, corpus cavernosum of the penis via capillary beds and via helicine arteries and arteriovenous anastomoses to produce an erection.

Synonym(s): arteria profunda penisTA

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