erectile dysfunction

noun

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 What Antonio's team discovered indicates that a man's testosterone levels may not be as big of a warning sign as having erectile dysfunction, period. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Men with erectile dysfunction may face a higher risk of early death, study says," 31 Mar. 2020 Antonio's research team found that of the men who died, the participants with normal testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction had a 51% higher risk of death than those without those symptoms. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Men with erectile dysfunction may face a higher risk of early death, study says," 31 Mar. 2020 One example is the drug Sildenafil, which is sold as Viagra and used to treat both erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension. Mark Johnson, USA TODAY, "The race to find a coronavirus treatment: One strategy might be just weeks away, scientists say," 15 Mar. 2020 One example is the drug Sildenafil, which is sold as Viagra and used to treat both erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coronavirus: The race to find a treatment, and why scientists think a strategy might be just weeks away," 14 Mar. 2020 Also on the night of the abduction, testimony showed, Stallworth went to a convenience store near his home to buy an energy drink and a pill for erectile dysfunction. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, "Meth, sedative found in Kamille McKinney’s decomposed body, testimony shows," 10 Dec. 2019 All erectile dysfunction drugs operate on the same smooth, automatic muscles in the body to improve blood flow. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Your erectile dysfunction pill could make you see red (or blue)," 7 Feb. 2020 Helps to avoid awkward questions from your children about what erectile dysfunction is. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc's Morning Line: Better not trade anyone off this juggernaut Cincinnati Bengals roster," 28 Oct. 2019 One of her students asked her what erectile dysfunction was. New York Times, "Sex and the Subway Ad," 9 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of erectile dysfunction

1970, in the meaning defined above

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22 May 2020

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“Erectile dysfunction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erectile%20dysfunction. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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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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