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Drug May Help Sexual Arousal in Women

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After being given the compound PT-141, a female rat, right, entices a male rat to chase her. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences hide caption

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A chemical being developed to encourage tanning is also reported to put female rats in the mood for love. Scientists say it could lead to drugs that would help women who lack sexual desire. NPR's Joe Palca reports.

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