Definition of alprostadil
: a prostaglandin C20H34O5 that promotes vasodilation and is used especially to treat erectile dysfunction
Origin of alprostadil
probably from 2alpha + prostaglandin + -il, alteration of -yl
First Known Use: 1981
Medical Definition of alprostadil
: a vasodilating prostaglandin C20H34O5 that is used especially to treat erectile dysfunction and is administered by injection or is inserted into the urethral opening in the form of a very small suppository—called also prostaglandin E1
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