Melanocortin receptor agonists in the treatment of male and female sexual dysfunctions: results from basic research and clinical studies

@article{ckert2014MelanocortinRA,
  title={Melanocortin receptor agonists in the treatment of male and female sexual dysfunctions: results from basic research and clinical studies},
  author={Stefan {\"U}ckert and Andreas Bannowsky and Knut Albrecht and Markus Antonius Kuczyk},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={1477 - 1483}
}
Introduction: Over the last 20 years, basic and clinical research activities studying the male and female sexual responses have led to several pharmacological options to treat male erectile dysfunction (ED) and female arousal and orgasmic disorders. While some strategies exclusively focus on peripheral mechanisms – such as nitric oxide/cyclic GMP signaling, which is known to play a role in the control of genital vascular and nonvascular smooth muscle – others have considered the central… 
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