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Vol. 40, No. 1, 1985
Issue release date: 1985
Section title: Original Paper
Urol Int 1985;40:60–64
(DOI:10.1159/000281034)

Electrostimulation and Penile Erection

Lue T.F. · Schmidt R.A. · Tanagho E.A.
Department of Urology, University of California, School of Medicine, San Francisco, Calif., USA

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 4/2/1984
Accepted: 5/22/1984
Published online: 1/29/2010
Issue release date: 1985

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0042-1138 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0399 (Online)

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Abstract

Electrostimulation was used to study the neuroanatomy and physiology of penile erection in dogs and monkeys. The canine spinal nuclei responsible for penile erection, identified by the retrograde horseradish peroxidase transport technique after verification of the cavernous nerves with neurostimulation, were mediolateral autonomic neurons at T12–L3 and S1–S3. The erection induced by electrostimulation of the cavernous nerves is the result of increased arterial flow, relaxation of cavernous muscles, and venous outflow restriction. Study of electrostimulation in dogs and monkeys is invaluable for the understanding of the complex neurophysiology of human penile erection.


  

Author Contacts

Tom F. Lue, MD, Urology, U-518, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 (USA)

  

Article Information

Received: April 2, 1984
Accepted: May 22, 1984
Published online: January 29, 2010
Number of Print Pages : 5

  

Publication Details

Urologia Internationalis

Vol. 40, No. 1, Year 1985 (Cover Date: 1985)

Journal Editor: Wirth M.P. (Dresden), Porena M. (Perugia), Hakenberg O.W. (Rostock), Castro-Diaz D. (Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
ISSN: 0042-1138 (Print), eISSN: 1423-0399 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/UIN


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 4/2/1984
Accepted: 5/22/1984
Published online: 1/29/2010
Issue release date: 1985

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0042-1138 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0399 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/UIN


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