Biology of sexual dysfunction

Anil Kumar, M.N.; Pai, N.B.; Rao, S.; Rao, T.S.S. and Goyal, N. (2009) Biology of sexual dysfunction. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (1). ISSN 0972-5997

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Sexual activity is a multifaceted activity, involving complex interactions between the nervous system, the endocrine system, the vascular system and a variety of structures that are instrumental in sexual excitement, intercourse and satisfaction. Sexual function has three components i.e., desire, arousal and orgasm. Many sexual dysfunctions can be categorized according to the phase of sexual response that is affected. In actual clinical practice however, sexual desire, arousal and orgasmic difficulties more often than not coexist, suggesting an integration of phases. Sexual dysfunction can result from a wide variety of psychological and physiological causes including derangements in the levels of sex hormones and neurotrensmitters. This review deals with the biology of different phases of sexual function as well as implications of hormones and neurotransmitters in sexual dysfunction

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sexual Dysfunction, Hormones, Neurotransmitters, Sex Hormones, Sexual Function
Subjects:Reproductive and Urinary Physiology > Reproduction
Mental Disorders > Sexual and Gender Disorders
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Neurotransmitters and Neurotransmitter Agents > Neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters and Neurotransmitter Agents > Neurotransmitter Agents
Female Genital Diseases and Pregnancy Complications > Genital Diseases, Female > Sex Disorders
Urologic and Male Genital Diseases > Genital Diseases, Male > Sex Disorders
ID Code:3273
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:22 June 2009

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