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 For scale, erectile dysfunction medications like Viagra have a mortality rate of 4 out of 100,000. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 21 July 2022 Those ingredients, not listed on the labels, are found in Cialis and Viagra, which are used to treat erectile dysfunction and are only available by prescription. Elliot Lewis, NBC News, 12 July 2022 That’s an ingredient the FDA has approved to treat male erectile dysfunction. Chris Smith, BGR, 5 July 2022 Take, for instance, the modern marketplace for erectile dysfunction drugs. Lux Alptraum, Wired, 10 Feb. 2022 Whereas as soon as erectile dysfunction began to be discussed, a drug was immediately invented. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 18 June 2022 Danielle Belardo, a cardiologist in Newport Beach, Calif., said erectile dysfunction can be a harbinger of future poor heart health. Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2022 In fact, erectile dysfunction is often one of the first noticeable side effects of high blood pressure and diabetes. Melanie Radzicki Mcmanus, CNN, 29 Jan. 2022 With the advent of lower-energy pulses, the technology quickly became an all-purpose therapy, with uses ranging from joint and back pain to erectile dysfunction. Jonathan Moens, STAT, 4 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of erectile dysfunction

1970, in the meaning defined above

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11 Aug 2022

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“Erectile dysfunction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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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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