Normal sexual behavior and penile reflexes in long-term diabetic male rats

B. D. Sachs, M. J. Baum, A. Melman

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Abstract

Male rats mde diabetic by steptozotocin injection were tested intermittently for copulation and penile reflexes. Eight to nine months later their bodies, penises, and seminal vesicles weighed significantly less than those of control-injected males, although serum androgen as well as penile and vas deferens norepinephrine levels were not significantly depressed. None of the measures of sexual motivation, performance, or penile responsivity was depressed in the diabetic rats, suggesting that rats are not a fruitful animal model for diabetic impotence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-353
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Andrology
Volume9
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Sexual Behavior
Reflex
Copulation
Vas Deferens
Seminal Vesicles
Penis
Erectile Dysfunction
Androgens
Motivation
Norepinephrine
Animal Models
Injections
Serum

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  • Endocrinology

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Sachs, B. D., Baum, M. J., & Melman, A. (1982). Normal sexual behavior and penile reflexes in long-term diabetic male rats. Archives of Andrology, 9(4), 351-353.

Normal sexual behavior and penile reflexes in long-term diabetic male rats. / Sachs, B. D.; Baum, M. J.; Melman, A.

In: Archives of Andrology, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1982, p. 351-353.

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Sachs, BD, Baum, MJ & Melman, A 1982, 'Normal sexual behavior and penile reflexes in long-term diabetic male rats', Archives of Andrology, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 351-353.
Sachs, B. D. ; Baum, M. J. ; Melman, A. / Normal sexual behavior and penile reflexes in long-term diabetic male rats. In: Archives of Andrology. 1982 ; Vol. 9, No. 4. pp. 351-353.
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