Male Anatomy and Physiology

  • Mindy Aisen
  • Alex Kirschenbaum
Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)


Sexual health requires the interaction of the intact vascular and neurologic pathways that supply the male genitalia. Equally important are an appropriate psychological state, adequate levels of testosterone and its metabolites, and anatomically intact penile structures. The physiological changes occurring during sexual activity include vascular congestion and changes in muscle tone. Vasocongestive changes are caused by parasympathetic and sympathetic activity and changes in muscle tension to sympathetic and somatic innervation.


Erectile Dysfunction Pudendal Nerve Premature Ejaculation Tunica Albuginea Retrograde Ejaculation 
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