Dopamine D1 receptor agonists induce penile erections in rats.

  title={Dopamine D1 receptor agonists induce penile erections in rats.},
  author={Paolo S D'Aquila and Francesca Panin and Mar{\'i}a E Cossu and Alessandra Tiziana Peana and Gino Serra},
  journal={European journal of pharmacology},
  volume={460 1},
The dopamine receptor agonist apomorphine has been recently introduced in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. While it is well established that dopamine D2-like receptors play a crucial role in this effect, conflicting result are reported in the literature as for the role of dopamine D1-like receptors. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of systemic administration of dopamine D1-like receptor agonists on penile erection in rats. Male Wistar rats were treated with three… CONTINUE READING