erectile dysfunction

noun

Definition of erectile dysfunction 

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

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Company marketers say adult diapers are a harder sell, in part because of their association with aging and because, unlike drugs for erectile dysfunction, they aren’t prescribed by a physician. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "P&G’s Challenge: Selling a Product that Women Wish They Didn’t Need," 26 June 2018 This reduces the risk of side effects such as urinary inconsistence and erectile dysfunction. Houston Chronicle, "Kingwood Medical Center offers new treatment for prostate cancer patients," 23 Apr. 2018 Dunn also put an erectile dysfunction drug into the victim's drink prior to the rape, an assistant state's attorney reportedly said. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, "Former fire captain gets prison for drugging, raping probationary firefighter," 4 July 2018 Likewise, Pfizer’s erectile dysfunction drug Viagra saw a 9.4 percent increase July 1 after a similar hike in January. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Pfizer raises prices on 100 drugs—again—despite backlash from public, lawmakers," 3 July 2018 During that time, those with erectile dysfunction were twice as likely to have suffered a heart attack or stroke. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Erectile dysfunction isn't just about sex. It could be a major sign of heart disease, study says," 11 June 2018 Very low levels, on the other hand, may lead to loss of libido and erectile dysfunction in men. Fiza Pirani, ajc, "Men’s testosterone levels influenced by where they grow up, study suggests," 26 June 2018 Photo: Stephanie Aaronson/The Wall Street Journal Companies have long grappled with how to address the embarrassment associated with buying certain products, whether condoms or drugs that treat conditions like flatulence and erectile dysfunction. Sharon Terlep, WSJ, "P&G’s Challenge: Selling a Product that Women Wish They Didn’t Need," 26 June 2018 Privacy - Terms Scientists have known about a connection between erectile dysfunction and heart disease for some time. Scott Berson, miamiherald, "Erectile dysfunction isn't just about sex. It could be a major sign of heart disease, study says," 11 June 2018

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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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