Central nervous system agents in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: How do they work?

@article{Allard2001CentralNS,
  title={Central nervous system agents in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: How do they work?},
  author={Julien Allard and Fulvio Giuliano},
  journal={Current Urology Reports},
  year={2001},
  volume={2},
  pages={488-494}
}
Drugs acting within the central nervous system (CNS) that reduce the sympathetic antierectile flow and enhance the parasympathetic proerectile flow to the penis may restore penile erection in cases of erectile dysfunction of both psychogenic and organic origin. The best characterized of such drugs is the dopaminergic agonist apomorphine, which acts on the hypothalamus and, perhaps, the autonomic nuclei in the spinal cord. Other drugs that target the CNS and have been registered and tested are… CONTINUE READING

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