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A journey through two lumens!
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PMID:  12605234     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This account describes studies from the Institute of Medical Physiology in the University of Copenhagen, starting in the mid 1970's, which included some of the earliest European laboratory investigations on human female genital function. The measurements involved vaginal pH, pO2, blood flow, motility, fluid and its ionic concentrations, amino-acid concentrations and electrical activity (transvaginal potential difference) usually in both the basal and sexual aroused states. The blood flow monitoring pioneered the use of the heated oxygen electrode. Other studies examined the effects of arousal to orgasm on cervical secretion, on the heart rate as an objective indicator of orgasmic excitement and investigated the actions of TRH and the cholinergic antagonist atropine on a number of vaginal parameters. The work was part of the scientific watershed that divided the previous descriptive era of human genital mechanisms from the now prevalent quantitative assessments.
R J Levin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of impotence research     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0955-9930     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Impot. Res.     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-26     Completed Date:  2003-09-26     Revised Date:  2006-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007383     Medline TA:  Int J Impot Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Yorkshire, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Endometrium / physiology*
Orgasm / physiology*
Sexuality / physiology*
Vagina / physiology*

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