Effect of hypothyroidism on the purinergic responses of corpus cavernosal smooth muscle in rabbits


Yildirim M. K. , Bagcivan İ. , Sarac B. , Kilicarslan H., Yildirim Ş. , Kaya T.

INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY, cilt.40, ss.691-699, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s11255-008-9332-0
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL UROLOGY AND NEPHROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.691-699

Özet

Aims Several studies have reported evidence of hormonal abnormalities in 25-35% of impotent men. Hypothyroidism has been reported to occur in 6% of impotent men. In the present study, we examined purinergic relaxation responses in hypothyroidism in an experimental rabbit model and compared them with controls to evaluate the possible involvement of the purinergic pathway.