ACTH 1-17 and sexual behavior.

The influence of the administration of ACTH 1-17 on the sexual behavior has been studied in a group of male patients affected by psychogenic impotence, i.e. without any detectable organic reason for such disturbance. The administration of the drug led to a notable increase in the sexual performance of the patients. By the way, all the hormonal parameters taken into account (gonadotropins, sexual steroids, adrenal steroids, etc.), were not affected by the treatment. The AA. conclude therefore that the beneficial effect of the ACTH 1-17 on the sexual behavior was due to a direct action on the CNS and was not hormone-mediated.
AuthorsA Isidori, L Di Luigi, D Conte
JournalLa Ricerca in clinica e in laboratorio (Ric Clin Lab) 1984 Apr-Jun Vol. 14 Issue 2 Pg. 247-51 ISSN: 0390-5748 [Print] ITALY
PMID6091250 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Peptide Fragments
  • Testosterone
  • Androstenedione
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone
  • ACTH (1-17)
  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
  • Luteinizing Hormone
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Adult
  • Androstenedione (blood)
  • Circadian Rhythm (drug effects)
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (blood)
  • Erectile Dysfunction (drug therapy)
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (blood)
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone (blood)
  • Luteinizing Hormone (blood)
  • Male
  • Peptide Fragments (pharmacology, therapeutic use)
  • Sperm Count
  • Sperm Motility
  • Testosterone (blood)

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