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    Advances in experimental…
    1995

Oxytocin-induced penile erection. Role of nitric oxide.

@article{Argiolas1995OxytocininducedPE,
  title={Oxytocin-induced penile erection. Role of nitric oxide.},
  author={Antonio Argiolas and Maria Rosaria Melis},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
  year={1995},
  volume={395},
  pages={
          247-54
        }
}
In order to investigate the mechanism of action by which oxytocin induces penile erection, the effect of NG-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester (NAME) and NG-monomethyl-L-arginine (NMMA), inhibitors of nitric oxide (NO) synthase, injected into the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) on the response to oxytocin injected into the PVN was studied in male rats. NAME and NMMA, but not NG-mono-methyl-D-arginine (D-NMMA), which does not inhibit NO-synthase, prevented in a dose-dependent manner… CONTINUE READING

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