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Scientists Develop Compound That May Cure Erections That Don't Stop, Johns Hopkins University Study


10/1/2013 7:17:06 AM

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It’s not the little blue pill famous for helping men get big results, but for those who need it, the outcome might be even more significant. A new research report published online in The FASEB Journal, offers hope to men who experience priapism. This condition, which is often seen in men with sickle cell disease, causes erections lasting so long that they cause permanent damage to the penis. Specifically, a compound, called “C6'” offered mice — with and without sickle cell disease — relief by normalizing nitric oxide levels in penile blood. In addition to helping men with priapism, this action of this compound also provides insight for future research related to vascular and circulatory disorders such as hypertension.

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