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Title: The supraspinal network in the control of erection
Authors: Temel, Y.
Hafizi, S.
BEULS, Emile
Visser-Vandewalle, V.
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: Expert opinion on therapeutic targets, 9(5). p. 941-954
Abstract: Pentile erection is a complex event controlled by vascular, hormonal and neuronal systems. The neuronal system involved in erection is often divided into spinal and supraspinal networks. It is generally accepted that the spinal system directly controls erection and that the supraspinal network modulates this control mechanism through different ascending and descending pathways. In contrast to the spinal control of erection, relatively little is known about the supraspinal network. In the present review, the authors outline the supraspinal network involved in the control of penile erection. Firstly, the brain regions reported to be involved in erection are described and the brain circuit of erection is outlined. Subsequently, the neuromediators involved in erection are summarised. Finally, these data are discussed in the light of therapeutic possibilities in the management of erectile dysfunction by targeting the supraspinal system.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/5434
DOI: 10.1517/14728222.9.5.941
ISI #: 000232548900005
ISSN: 1472-8222
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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