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Term: Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2006-02-15


Erectile dysfunction (ED) is the failure of the penis to achieve rigid erection; it is the more widely accepted medical term for impotence. ED prevalence is the percentage of male residents age 40+ who received at least one prescription for erectile dysfunction drugs. These drugs include Viagra, Levitra, Cialis and similar drugs with ATC code G04BE.

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