Contents 1 Function 2 Related terms 3 Additional images 4 References

Function[edit] In the penis, the loose attachment of the dartos fascia to Buck's fascia is responsible for the high degree of mobility of the penile skin over the underlying tissue.[1] It is also responsible for carrying the blood supply of the penile skin, a longitudinally-coursing anastomotic network of vessels that arise from the external pudendal vessels.[1] In the scrotum, the tunica dartos acts to regulate the temperature of the testicles, which promotes spermatogenesis. It does this by expanding or contracting to wrinkle the scrotal skin. Contraction reduces the surface area available for heat loss, thus reducing heat loss and warming the testicles. Conversely, expansion increases the surface area, promoting heat loss and thus cooling the testicles. The dartos muscle works in conjunction with the cremaster muscle to elevate the testis but should not be confused with the cremasteric reflex. The dartos fascia keeps the foreskin close to the glans penis throughout life. In infancy, the dartos fascia operates as a one-way check valve at the tip of the foreskin, allowing urine to pass out, but prohibiting the entry of foreign matter and pathogens. There is an increase in elastic fibers with increasing maturity that allows the foreskin to become retractable by adulthood and glide freely back and forth.

Related terms[edit] Etymology: Derived from the Greek δέρνω/derno (beat, flog) and/or δέρμα/derma (skin), meaning "that which is skinned or flayed", possibly due to its appearance.[4] Some dartos-related terms: dartoic (dar·to·ic) (dahr-to'ik) of the nature of a dartos; having a slow, involuntary contractility like that of the dartos. dartoid (dar·toid) (dahr'toid) resembling the dartos.

Additional images[edit] Transverse section through the left side of the scrotum and the left testis. Dartos

References[edit] ^ a b c d e Campbell. In: Alan J. Wein, editor. Campbell-Walsh Urology. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders; ISBN 978-1-4160-6911-9. ^ Terminologica Anatomica 98 ^ Gray's 16th Edition ^ v t e Male reproductive system Internal Seminal tract Testes layers Tunica vaginalis Tunica albuginea Tunica vasculosa Appendix Mediastinum Lobules Septa Leydig cell Sertoli cell Blood–testis barrier Spermatogenesis Spermatogonium Spermatocytogenesis Spermatocyte Spermatidogenesis Spermatid Spermiogenesis Spermatozoon Other Seminiferous tubules Tubuli seminiferi recti Rete testis Efferent ducts Epididymis Appendix Stereocilia Paradidymis Spermatic cord Vas deferens Ampulla Ejaculatory duct Accessory glands Seminal vesicles excretory duct Prostate Urethral crest Seminal colliculus Prostatic utricle Ejaculatory duct Prostatic sinus Prostatic ducts Bulbourethral glands External Penis root Crus Bulb Fundiform ligament Suspensory ligament body Corpus cavernosum Corpus spongiosum glans Foreskin Frenulum Corona fascia superficial deep Tunica albuginea Septum of the penis Urinary tract Internal urethral orifice Urethra Prostatic Intermediate Spongy Navicular fossa External urethral orifice Lacunae of Morgagni Urethral gland Scrotum layers skin Dartos External spermatic fascia Cremaster Cremasteric fascia Internal spermatic fascia Perineal raphe Scrotal septum v t e Muscles of perineum Perineum Anal triangle sphincter ani external internal Ischioanal fossa Pudendal canal Middle Perineal body Urogenital triangle superficial perineal pouch superficial transverse perineal bulbospongiosus ischiocavernosus deep perineal pouch deep transverse perineal sphincter urethrae membranaceae Fascia Superficial perineal fascia Colles' fascia (in scrotum and penis: Dartos) Deep perineal fascia Deep perineal fascia / superficial investing fascia (Gallaudet's) (in penis: Deep fascia of the penis (Buck's)) Urogenital diaphragm Inferior fascia (Perineal membrane) Superior fascia Pelvic diaphragm Inferior fascia Superior fascia Retrieved from "" Categories: Mammal reproductive systemHuman reproductionFasciaHidden categories: All articles with unsourced statementsArticles with unsourced statements from April 2011Medicine infobox template using GraySubject or GrayPageMedicine infobox template using Dorlands parameter

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