A possible neural source of nitric oxide in the rat penis

Keast J.R. (1992) A possible neural source of nitric oxide in the rat penis. Neuroscience Letters, 143 1-2: 69-73. doi:10.1016/0304-3940(92)90235-Y


Author Keast J.R.
Title A possible neural source of nitric oxide in the rat penis
Journal name Neuroscience Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-3940
Publication date 1992-08-31
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0304-3940(92)90235-Y
Volume 143
Issue 1-2
Start page 69
End page 73
Total pages 5
Subject 2800 Neuroscience
Abstract NADPH diaphorase staining was used to indicate the presence of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) in whole mounts of rat major pelvic ganglion (MPG) and sections of rat penis. Many stained neurons were observed in the MPG and were distributed in a manner identical to that of retrogradely labelled penile neurons described previously. Staining was also observed within many axons of the penile (cavernous) nerve and in varicose terminals associated with various tissues of the penis. The results suggest that many, if not all, penile neurons of the MPG contain NOS and that a neural source of NO within the penis is likely.
Keyword Erection
Parasympathetic neuron
Pelvic ganglion
Penis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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