Effect of hypothyroidism on the NO/cGMP pathway of corpus cavernosum in rabbits


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

JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE, vol.3, no.5, pp.830-837, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2006.00289.x
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF SEXUAL MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.830-837
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Introduction. The incidence of hormonal dysfunction as a cause of impotence remains controversial. However, several recent studies have reported evidence of hormonal abnormalities in 25-35% of impotent men. Hypothyroidism has been reported to occur in 6% of impotent men. There is some evidence suggesting that hypothyroidism may be a cause of impotence.