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Descriptor English: Penile Erection
Descriptor Spanish: Erección Peniana
Descriptor Portuguese: Ereção Peniana
Descriptor French: Érection du pénis
Entry term(s): Erection, Penile
Nocturnal Penile Tumescence
Penile Tumescence
Penile Tumescence, Nocturnal
Tumescence, Nocturnal Penile
Tumescence, Penile
Tree number(s): G08.686.784.717
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010410
Scope note: The state of the PENIS when the erectile tissue becomes filled or swollen (tumid) with BLOOD and causes the penis to become rigid and elevated. It is a complex process involving CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS; HORMONES; SMOOTH MUSCLES; and vascular functions.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: DE drug effects
GE genetics
IM immunology
PH physiology
PX psychology
RE radiation effects
Previous Indexing: Penis (1966-1985)
Public MeSH Note: 86
History Note: 86
DeCS ID: 19636
Unique ID: D010410
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Date Established: 1986/01/01
Date of Entry: 1985/06/06
Revision Date: 2016/06/17
Penile Erection - Preferred
Concept UI M0016157
Scope note The state of the PENIS when the erectile tissue becomes filled or swollen (tumid) with BLOOD and causes the penis to become rigid and elevated. It is a complex process involving CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEMS; HORMONES; SMOOTH MUSCLES; and vascular functions.
Preferred term Penile Erection
Entry term(s) Erection, Penile
Nocturnal Penile Tumescence - Narrower
Concept UI M0457931
Preferred term Nocturnal Penile Tumescence
Entry term(s) Penile Tumescence, Nocturnal
Tumescence, Nocturnal Penile
Penile Tumescence - Narrower
Concept UI M0016158
Preferred term Penile Tumescence
Entry term(s) Tumescence, Penile



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