A study of the effect of straining on the cavernosus muscles: identification of 'straining-cavernosus reflex' and its clinical significance.


Bulbo/ischiocavernosus muscles (BCM, ICM) were found to contract on straining. We investigated the hypothesis that straining effects cavernosus muscles' contraction through a reflex action. The response of the BCM and ICM electromyographic (EMG) activity to increased intra-abdominal pressure (straining) as recorded by the intravesical pressure was… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0272.2008.00804.x


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