Effects of the recreational use of PDE5 inhibitors on the corpus cavernosum of young, healthy rats


Simsek A., Tugcu V., Erturkuner P., Alkan F., Ozbek E. , Tasci A. I.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, vol.46, no.10, pp.1889-1893, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11255-014-0746-6
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1889-1893

Abstract

PDE5 inhibitors are widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. However, these drugs have recently become popular among men without erectile dysfunction as a means of enhancing sexual performance and improving sexual desire. The aim of this study was to investigate the histopathological and ultrastructural effects of PDE5 inhibitors on the corpus cavernosum in young, healthy male rats.