impotence, impotency

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(im′pŏt-ĕns )

(im′pŏt-ĕn-sē )

A weakness, esp. pert. to the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection.
SYN: SEE: erectile dysfunction
SEE: penile prosthesis; SEE: sex therapy; SEE: sexual dysfunction; SEE: sexual stimulant

Sildenafil, alprostadil, and several other drugs are used to treat erectile dysfunction. Penile vacuum pumps and penile prostheses are among the nonpharmacological alternatives.

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