alprostadil

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noun al·pros·ta·dil \al-ˈpräs-tə-dil\

Definition of alprostadil

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

Origin and Etymology of alprostadil

probably from 2alpha + prostaglandin + -il, alteration of -yl


First Known Use: 1981


Medical Dictionary

alprostadil

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noun al·pros·ta·dil \al-ˈpräs-tə-dil\

Medical Definition of alprostadil

  1. :  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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