Fine‐touch pressure thresholds in the adult penis

  title={Fine‐touch pressure thresholds in the adult penis},
  author={Morris L. Sorrells and James L. Snyder and Mark D. Reiss and Christopher Eden and Marilyn Fayre Rn Milos and Norma Wilcox and Robert S. Van Howe},
  journal={BJU International},
To map the fine‐touch pressure thresholds of the adult penis in circumcised and uncircumcised men, and to compare the two populations. 


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