Sexual reflexes in male and female rats.

Abstract:

:A novel preparation for the study of male and female sexual function in anesthetized, acutely spinalized rats is reported. In both sexes, the coitus reflex (the neuromuscular concomitants of sexual climax) could be elicited by mechanical stimulation of the distal urethra. It is concluded that the spinal sexual circuitry is essentially similar in both sexes and that the coitus reflex is generated by a hormone-insensitive spinal pattern generator and is triggered by a simple peripheral stimulus.

journal_name

Neurosci Lett

journal_title

Neuroscience letters

authors

Chung SK,McVary KT,McKenna KE

doi

10.1016/0304-3940(88)90042-0

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1988-12-05 00:00:00

pages

343-8

issue

3

eissn

0304-3940

issn

1872-7972

pii

0304-3940(88)90042-0

journal_volume

94

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