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dc.contributor.authorSnoeren, Eelke
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-20T12:03:09Z
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dc.date.issued2014-09-10
dc.description.abstractThree different phases can be distinguished in rats’ sexual cycle, the introductory (precopulatory), the copulatory and the executive (ejaculatory) phases. In this review, a new analysis of existing pharmacological data is made, both in male and female rats, in which the different aspects of sexual behavior are taken into account. An effort is made to distinguish pharmacological effects on sexual behavior from a possible physiological role of noradrenaline. In addition, new data on the role of α<sub>2</sub>-adrenoceptors on female sexual behavior is presented. The new analysis suggests that noradrenaline has a stimulatory role on the executive phase of male sexual behavior, while the introductory and copulatory phases remain unaffected. Adrenoceptors play a role in the regulation of sexual behavior in the medial preoptic area and the lateral septum. In female rats, noradrenaline also does not play a vital role in the introductory phase. Only the lordosis behavior of the copulatory phase is sometimes affected by adrenergic agents, but only under a certain hormonal condition. The medial preoptic area, the ventromedial nucleus, the arcuate ventromedial nucleus and median eminence are involved in the regulation of female sexual behavior. The new data suggest that α<sub>2</sub>-adrenoceptors play no major role on any indices of female sexual behavior.en_US
dc.identifier.citationSnoeren E. The role of adrenoceptors in the central nervous system in male and female rat sexual behavior. European Journal of Pharmacology. 2015;753:229-245en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 1158635
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ejphar.2014.09.003
dc.identifier.issn0014-2999
dc.identifier.issn1879-0712
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10037/17143
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.journalEuropean Journal of Pharmacology
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Medical disciplines: 700::Basic medical, dental and veterinary science disciplines: 710en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Medisinske Fag: 700::Basale medisinske, odontologiske og veterinærmedisinske fag: 710en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Social science: 200::Psychology: 260en_US
dc.subjectVDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Psykologi: 260en_US
dc.titleThe role of adrenoceptors in the central nervous system in male and female rat sexual behavioren_US
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dc.typeJournal articleen_US
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