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[Latin, Body, aggregate, or mass.]

Corpus might be used to mean a human body, or a body or group of laws. The term is used often in Civil Law to denote a substantial or positive fact, as opposed to one that is ambiguous. The corpus of a trust is the sum of money or property that is set aside to produce income for a named beneficiary. In the law of estates, the corpus of an estate is the amount of property left when an individual dies. Corpus juris means a body of law or a body of the law. Corpus Juris Secundum (C.J.S.®) is an all-inclusive, multivolume legal encyclopedia.


n. 1) Latin for body. 2) the principal (usually money, securities, and other assets) of a trust or estate as distinguished from interest or profits.


noun aggregate, aggregation, amassment, assemblage, body, bulk, chief part, collection, collectivity, compages, compilation, complexus, concentration, concretion, confluence, conglomerate, core, cornerstone, corporality, corporeity, cumulation, embodiment, ensemble, essence, fullness, grand total, gross amount, grouping, import, importance, inclusiveness, integrality, integration, keynote, legal body, legal entity, main body, main part, major part, mass, materiality, materialization, matter, pith, plenum, principal, principle, quantity, quintessence, res, signification, solid substance, solidarity, structure, substance, substantiality, sum, sum and substance, sum total, summation, total, totality, weight, whole, wholeness
Associated concepts: corpus delicti, corpus juris, corpus of a trust
See also: body, bulk, cornerstone, corpse, entity, person, substance

CORPUS. A Latin word, which signifies body; as, corpus delicti, the body of the offence, the essence of the crime; corpus juris canonis, the body of the canon law; corpus juris civilis, the body of the Civil law.

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2], operation history, comorbidities, International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) questionnaire results, combined intracavernous injection and stimulation (CIS) test results, the measured length of the corpus cavernosum while implanting the penile prosthesis, complications, operation time, mean hospital stay, and the satisfaction of the patient and partner.
A nitric oxide-like factor mediates nonadrenergic-noncholinergic neurogenic relaxation of penile corpus cavernosum smooth muscle.
Enzyme activities of the nitric oxide-cGMP pathway in corpus cavernosum isolated from middle-aged rats.
Effects of sildenafil on the relaxation of human corpus cavernosum tissue in vitro and on the activities of cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterase isozymes.
Comment: Levitra enhances the smooth muscle relaxant effects of nitric oxide in the corpus cavernosum, normally released in response to sexual stimulation, and increases penile blood flow.
Ginseng also enhances nitric oxide synthesis in the endothelium of the lung, heart, kidney, and corpus cavernosum (Biochem.
The investigators speculated that sildenafil may enhance vasodilation in the clitoral corpus cavernosum and relaxation of vaginal smooth muscle, increasing sexual function in women.
Recently, however, it has been postulated to inhibit enzyme activity (Na/Ka-ATPase) in the corpus cavernosum, and so it would be placed within this peripherally-acting category in terms of its effect on ED (Gupta et al.
Caverject, like other injection therapies, is administered by a small needle into an area of the penis known as the corpus cavernosum.
After removing strips of tissue from a rabbit's corpus cavernosum, the group electrically stimulated the nerves that attach to the smooth muscle in the tissue.
A non-absorbable suture was placed into the corpus cavernosum at the same level of the urethral injection to serve as a landmark for future site identification.

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