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Intracavernosal Pressure Recording to Evaluate Erectile Function in Rodents

DOI :

10.3791/56798-v

June 6th, 2018

June 6th, 2018

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1State Key Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences, Jiangsu Engineering Research Center for microRNA Biology and Biotechnology, Nanjing University, 2Department of Andrology, The Affiliated Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital, 3School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nanjing Tech University, 4Department of Urology, Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital, School of Medicine, Nanjing University, 5Department of Ultrasound, Nanjing Qixia District Maternity and Child Health Care Hospital

Intracavernosal pressure recording (ICP) is an important method to evaluate the erectile function of experimental animals. Here, a detailed protocol is demonstrated for the recording procedure of ICP by catheterizing the crura penis and then electrically stimulating the cavernous nerves in rats.

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