erectile dysfunction

noun

Definition of erectile dysfunction

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

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In comparison, total Defense Department spending on erectile dysfunction medications exceeds $80 million each year. Abby Vesoulis, Time, "President Trump Blamed the Transgender Military Ban on an Inaccurate Cost for Surgery," 5 June 2019 Prosecutors said John Seil Lee, of Walnut, Calif., smuggled a powder from China called tadalafil — the generic prescription drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and sold under the Cialis brand. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Broomfield sex-toy distributor executives charged with selling illegal erectile enhancement drugs," 26 June 2019 Millennials are choosing solutions that circumnavigate physicians, accessing direct-to-consumer diagnoses and prescriptions for conditions like hair loss, erectile dysfunction, and skin care. STAT, "We were inspired to become primary care physicians. Now we’re reconsidering a field in crisis," 20 June 2019 Ending most coverage of erectile dysfunction drugs would put the city more in line with other state and local governments, as well as private insurance companies. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati retirees sue city to keep insurance coverage of Viagra, other medications," 17 June 2019 How to open up to your doctor Of course, discussing issues like erectile dysfunction, hair loss or feelings of anxiety can be difficult. Detroit Free Press, "How to talk to your doctor about awkward men’s health issues," 17 June 2019 City officials have said 412 retirees used their insurance for erectile dysfunction drugs in 2017, filling almost 2,000 prescriptions. Dan Horn, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati retirees sue city to keep insurance coverage of Viagra, other medications," 17 June 2019 Meanwhile, the testosterone in the gel will serve as a replacement testosterone—eliminating the side effects in previous male birth control studies, such as erectile dysfunction and low libido. Alexis Jones, Marie Claire, "This New Topical Gel Birth Control For Men Could Change Everything," 30 Nov. 2018 Sometimes the problem is something obvious, like erectile dysfunction. Steven Snyder, The Cut, "When the Hidden Problem With Your Sex Life Is ADHD," 20 Apr. 2018

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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erectile dysfunction

noun

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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