alprostadil

noun
al·​pros·​ta·​dil | \ al-ˈprä-stə-dil How to pronounce alprostadil (audio) \

Definition of alprostadil

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

First Known Use of alprostadil

1981, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alprostadil

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

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“Alprostadil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alprostadil. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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alprostadil

noun
al·​pros·​ta·​dil | \ al-ˈpräs-tə-dil How to pronounce alprostadil (audio) \

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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