alprostadil

noun al·pros·ta·dil \ al-ˈpräs-tə-dil \

Definition of alprostadil

:a prostaglandin C20H34O5 that promotes vasodilation and is used especially to treat erectile dysfunction

Origin and Etymology of alprostadil

al- (of uncertain origin) + prosta(glan)d(in) + -il, alteration of -yl


Medical Dictionary

alprostadil

noun al·pros·ta·dil \ al-ˈpräs-tə-dil \

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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