erectile dysfunction


Definition of erectile dysfunction

: chronic inability to achieve or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse : impotence

Examples of erectile dysfunction in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This includes drugs for erectile dysfunction, migraine, opioid antagonists, high cholesterol, and contraceptives. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Michael Che’s emphatic delivery makes jokes about post-COVID erectile dysfunction and Liz Cheney work particularly well. Matthew Love, Vulture, 16 May 2021 This can be due to hormonal changes, medications (including ACE inhibitors), mood disorders or, in the case of erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular trouble. cleveland, 13 May 2021 Originally developed to treat high blood pressure, the little blue pill received US Food and Drug Administration approval in 1998 to treat erectile dysfunction, and very quickly became a blockbuster drug. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, 27 Feb. 2021 Disrupted sleep also leads to a higher risk of erectile dysfunction. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 21 Apr. 2021 These are the same risk factors associated for erectile dysfunction. oregonlive, 13 Apr. 2021 According to its website, WaveTech Therapy offers treatment for erectile dysfunction, chronic pain and neuropathy. William Thornton |, al, 12 Apr. 2021 There are several causes of erectile dysfunction, and sometimes no particular cause is found. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of erectile dysfunction

1970, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2021

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“Erectile dysfunction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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Medical Definition of erectile dysfunction

: chronic inability to achieve or maintain an erection satisfactory for sexual intercourse : impotence sense 2 abbreviation ED


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