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erectile dysfunction:

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, inhibited sexual excitement in a man during sexual activity that, despite an unaffected desire for sex, results in inability to attain or maintain a penile erection. Known medically as male erectile dysfunction, it affects younger and older men alike.
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The frequency of the episodes about male impotence is suggestive of Behn's personal experience, rather than merely the goals of narrative strategy.
A new study in the July 23/30 Journal of the American Medical Association suggests Viagra, well known for treating male impotence, can relieve sexual difficulties in women caused by antidepressant use.
Viagra is well established for treating male impotence. A new study slated to appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests the drug can also relieve some sexual difficulties in women caused by antidepressant use.
Alain Roger writes spiritedly on ageing male impotence, and points to the frequent recourse to masochism (related more than punningly to machismo), and its systematic belittlement of the much younger woman as a strength-sapper, in works by Romain Gary, Serge Doubrovsky, and Tanizaki.
Similarly, another warning label reports the finding that cigarette smoking can lead to male impotence, and would thus apply to males much more directly than females.
Many industry insiders believe that the surge of interest in intimacy products began with the launch of Pfizer Inc.'s Viagra prescription drug solution to male impotence.
Industry observers agree that the catalytic event in making sexual health supplements a major business was the appearance of Pfizer Inc.'s Viagra, a prescription drug that treats male impotence. Its immediate success, which was supported by massive advertising, resulted in heightened media attention and public awareness.
The aqueous extract of its aerial parts is used as choleretic, hepatoprotective, antispasmodic and against male impotence (Morton, 1975; Toursarkissian, 1980).
Whereas Margaret Waller's important book The Male Malady explored the personal stakes in the sick role adopted by many male romantics (dominating women by feigning helplessness), Jenson speculates on the political significance of the literary motif of male impotence during the Restoration: "cryptic signs of the approach of the more definitive financial 'emancipation' [from dependence on a noble patron] and political 'virilization' of the male author [who could now, through his eloquence, become a major player in politics]" (97).
The drugs included Viagra, the pill used for treating male impotence, which is being produced in mass, unlicensed quantities in China.
A CHEMIST'S has been held up at knifepoint four times this year, with the same robber demanding the male impotence drug Viagra.
At the time of our sting, Viagra was unlicensed in the UK but was flooding into the country as demand soared for the 'miracle' cure for male impotence.