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Biology of Sexual Dysfunction

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Abstract


  • 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

UOW Authors


  •   Nagaraj, Anilkumar (external author)
  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Rao, Satheesh (external author)
  •   Rao, Telkar (external author)
  •   Goyal, Nishant (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Nagaraj, A., Pai, N. Brahmavar., Rao, S., Rao, T. & Goyal, N. (2009). Biology of Sexual Dysfunction. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (1), 1-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-69649099639

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1019&context=medpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/20

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Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • 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

UOW Authors


  •   Nagaraj, Anilkumar (external author)
  •   Pai, Nagesh
  •   Rao, Satheesh (external author)
  •   Rao, Telkar (external author)
  •   Goyal, Nishant (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Nagaraj, A., Pai, N. Brahmavar., Rao, S., Rao, T. & Goyal, N. (2009). Biology of Sexual Dysfunction. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (1), 1-7.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-69649099639

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1019&context=medpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/medpapers/20

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 7

Volume


  • 8

Issue


  • 1