Penile erection is a complex neurological and vascular process involving different mechanisms. When a man becomes aroused, nerve impulses increase blood flow to the corpora cavernosa to cause penile erection. As a result, the penis goes from a flaccid to a rigid state.
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By Marita Espejo Catena M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. (gynecologist), Marta Barranquero Gómez B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 08/17/2022