Viagra for Women a Wet Dream For Now

May 10th, 2010 | Sources: LA Times

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When Viagra first hit the market, there was hope it might work in women as well as men, giving a pharmacological boost to those with low levels of sexual arousal (referred to clinically as “female sexual dysfunction” or “female sexual arousal disorder”).

let'sgetitonWith the possible exception of woman who experience loss of libido as a side-effect of antidepressant drugs, that hasn’t turned out to be the case.

But now scientists at Pfizer, the company that markets the little blue pill, claim to have made an advance that could eventually lead to a female version of the wonder drug.

Their rather dry write-up is titled “UK-414,495, a selective inhibitor of neutralendopeptidase, potentiates pelvic nerve-stimulated increases in female genital blood flow in the anaesthetized rabbit.” It appears in the British Journal of Pharmacology.

Ironically, the subjects of their research were rabbits, whose reputation suggests they don’t need much help in the breeding department, but whatever.

According to the scientists, UK-414,495 enhances blood flow to a female rabbit’s clitoris and vagina after its pelvic nerve is stimulated. It does this by blocking destruction of VIP, a neurochemical that dilates blood vessels.

Viagra, in contrast, works by increasing nitric oxide availability in the small blood vessels of the penis…a completely different mechanism from UK-414,495. No wonder it doesn’t do diddly for women!

Although the experimental drug in this study isn’t fit for human use, the Pfizer scientists say their work may unlock the door to other compounds that are.

Even if that were the case, they add that “the translation of results obtained in the rabbit to humans is unknown, especially since the link between blood flow and subjective arousal remains controversial.”  Apparently however, some studies do suggest that women with arousal disorders are helped by enhanced genital blood flow.


 

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