Pharmacology of serotonin and female sexual behavior

@article{Uphouse2014PharmacologyOS,
  title={Pharmacology of serotonin and female sexual behavior},
  author={Lynda L. Uphouse},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={121},
  pages={31-42}
}
In this review, first a historical perspective of serotonin's (5-HT) involvement in female sexual behavior is presented. Then an overview of studies implicating 5-HT is presented. The effect of drugs that increase or decrease CNS levels of 5-HT is reviewed. Evidence is presented that drugs which increase 5-HT have negative effects on female sexual behavior while a decrease in 5-HT is associated with facilitation of sexual behavior. Studies with compounds that act on 5-HT₁, 5-HT₂ or 5-HT… CONTINUE READING
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