Nitric oxide is involved in a countless number of physiological processes and is known to have cytoprotective as well as cytotoxic effects. Increased knowledge about the multifaceted role of nitric oxide in a variety of disease states has led to the design of multiple treatment strategies involving the nitric oxide system. The current review focuses on recent research advances in the fields of obstetrics, bone disease and erectile dysfunction that have led to current or potential future therapies involving nitric oxide.
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The authors gratefully acknowledge Drs. Jean and John Oberpriller and Mr. David Oberpriller for their helpful comments. This work was supported by NIH grant NS25743.
- Cervical ripening
- Erectile dysfunction
- Nitric oxide
- Preterm labor
- Rheumatoid arthritis