3. Corpus cavernosa
6. Urethral opening
7. 8. Corpus spongiosum
|The exposed glans of an uncircumcised penis.|
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|System||Artery = Urethral artery|
The glans penis (or just glans) is the sensitive tip of the penis. It is also called the "head" of the penis. Slang names include "helmet" and "bell end". When the penis is not erect, it is covered by the foreskin, except in men who have been circumcised.
The opening of the urethra is at the tip of the glans. In children who have been circumcised and wear diapers, the opening of the penis has no protection. This can cause the urethra to get very narrow which can need surgery to reopen later.
Other pages [change]
- Freud, Paul (August 1947). [/library/complications/freud1/ "The ulcerated urethral meatus in male children"]. The Journal of Pediatrics 31 (2): 131–41. doi:10.1016/S0022-3476(47)80098-8. /library/complications/freud1/. Retrieved 2006-07-07.
- Birley, H. D.; M .M. Walker, G. A. Luzzi, R. Bell, D. Taylor-Robinson, M. Byrne & A. M. Renton (October 1993). [/library/disease/balanitis/birley/ "Clinical features and management of recurrent balanitis; association with atopy and genital washing"]. Genitourinary Medicine 69 (5): 400–3. PMID 8244363. /library/disease/balanitis/birley/.
- Szabo, Robert; Roger V. Short (June 2000). [/cgi/content/full/320/7249/1592 "How does male circumcision protect against HIV infection?"]. British Medical Journal 320 (7249): 1592–4. doi:10.1136/bmj.320.7249.1592. PMID 10845974. /cgi/content/full/320/7249/1592. Retrieved 2006-07-07.
Other websites [change]
- SUNY Labs 42:07-0102 - "The Male Perineum and the Penis: The Corpus Spongiosum and Corpora Cavernosa"
- SUNY Labs 44:06-0101 - "The Male Pelvis: The Urethra"