Role of Brain Monoamines and Peptides in the Regulation of Male Sexual Behavior

  • G. Serra
  • G. L. Gessa


Sexual behavior in male rats is stimulated by treatments which either decrease brain serotonin (5HT) concentration or increase that of brain dopamine (DA). Conversely, this behavior is suppressed by treatments which either increase 5HT transmission or impair DA function. Recent findings indicate that besides monoamines, the brain neuropeptides also play an important role in the control of male sexual behavior, e.g., endorphins have been shown to inhibit and ACTH-like peptides and LH-RH to stimulate this behavior.


Sexual Arousal Copulatory Behavior Premature Ejaculation Penile Erection Compulsive Sexual Activity 
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  • G. Serra
    • 1
  • G. L. Gessa
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PharmacologyUniversity of CagliariCagliariItaly

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