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Article: A model for the study of sexual function in anesthetized male and female rats

TitleA model for the study of sexual function in anesthetized male and female rats
Authors
KeywordsEjaculation
Erection
Genital
Orgasm
Spinal cord
Urethra
Issue Date1991
PublisherAmerican Physiological Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://ajpcon.physiology.org/
Citation
American Journal Of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative And Comparative Physiology, 1991, v. 261 n. 5 30-5, p. R1276-R1285 How to Cite?
AbstractA preparation for the study of sexual function in anesthetized spinal male and female rats is discussed. Urethral stimulation in males elicited penile erection, ejaculation, and rhythmic contractions of the striated perineal muscles. In females, vaginal and uterine contractions and rhythmic contractions of the perineal muscles were elicited. These responses show many similarities to responses seen during sexual climax in unanesthetized humans and animals. This response, which we refer to as the urethro-genital reflex, is unaffected in either sex by gonadectomy. We determined that the urethrogenital reflex is produced by a spinal pattern generator and is under tonic descending inhibition from the brain stem. We conclude that this preparation may be a valuable model for experimental study of the neural mechanisms of sexual function in both sexes.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146617
ISSN
1998 Impact Factor: 3.077
2004 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.102
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dc.contributor.authorMcKenna, KEen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChung, SKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMcVary, KTen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-08T03:21:17Z-
dc.date.available2012-05-08T03:21:17Z-
dc.date.issued1991en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAmerican Journal Of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative And Comparative Physiology, 1991, v. 261 n. 5 30-5, p. R1276-R1285en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0002-9513en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146617-
dc.description.abstractA preparation for the study of sexual function in anesthetized spinal male and female rats is discussed. Urethral stimulation in males elicited penile erection, ejaculation, and rhythmic contractions of the striated perineal muscles. In females, vaginal and uterine contractions and rhythmic contractions of the perineal muscles were elicited. These responses show many similarities to responses seen during sexual climax in unanesthetized humans and animals. This response, which we refer to as the urethro-genital reflex, is unaffected in either sex by gonadectomy. We determined that the urethrogenital reflex is produced by a spinal pattern generator and is under tonic descending inhibition from the brain stem. We conclude that this preparation may be a valuable model for experimental study of the neural mechanisms of sexual function in both sexes.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Physiological Society. The Journal's web site is located at http://ajpcon.physiology.org/en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAmerican Journal of Physiology - Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiologyen_HK
dc.subjectEjaculationen_HK
dc.subjectErectionen_HK
dc.subjectGenitalen_HK
dc.subjectOrgasmen_HK
dc.subjectSpinal corden_HK
dc.subjectUrethraen_HK
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshEjaculationen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshModels, Biologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshMuscle Contractionen_US
dc.subject.meshMuscle, Smooth - Physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPenile Erectionen_US
dc.subject.meshPhysical Stimulationen_US
dc.subject.meshPressureen_US
dc.subject.meshRatsen_US
dc.subject.meshRats, Inbred Strainsen_US
dc.subject.meshReflexen_US
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavior, Animal - Physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshUrethra - Physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshUterine Contractionen_US
dc.subject.meshVagina - Physiologyen_US
dc.titleA model for the study of sexual function in anesthetized male and female ratsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailChung, SK:skchung@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityChung, SK=rp00381en_HK
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltexten_US
dc.identifier.pmid1951776-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-0026317326en_HK
dc.identifier.volume261en_HK
dc.identifier.issue5 30-5en_HK
dc.identifier.spageR1276en_HK
dc.identifier.epageR1285en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1991GQ78100074-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMcKenna, KE=7102801654en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridChung, SK=7404292976en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMcVary, KT=7003724078en_HK

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