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Definition of the noun Alprostadil

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  1. Prostaglandin E1, a vasodilatory drug used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

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Google previewIllustrated Pharmacology for Nurses (2006)

by Terje Simonsen, Jarle Aarbakke, Ian Kay

Prostaglandin Alprostadil is a prostaglandin (PGE1) that is normally administered by injection into the spongy bodies in the penis. Intraurethral administration is ...

Google previewWilliams Textbook of Endocrinology (2015)

by Shlomo Melmed, Kenneth S. Polonsky, P. Reed Larsen, Henry M. Kronenberg

Alprostadil is a stable, synthetic form of PGE1, which results in generation of cAMP and activation of protein kinase A. Activated protein kinase A stimulates K+ channels, resulting in K+ efflux from the cell. In addition, protein kinase A– mediated ...

Google previewErectile Dysfunction (1999)

Issues in Current Pharmacotherapy by Alvaro Morales

Intracavermosal PGE, Alprostadil is a naturally occurring PGE, that has been formulated in an injectable form as Caverject. Caverject is thought to mimic the endogenous physiological mechanisms that relax penile smooth Table 4.2.

Google previewMale Sexual Dysfunction (2007)

Pathophysiology and Treatment by Fouad R. Kandeel

Alprostadil is a commercially available form of prostaglandin E1 that is effective in 5 to 15 minutes, with an erection that usually lasts 30 minutes but occasionally may persist for several hours. The starting dose is 1.25 μg, and can be increased ...

Google previewMedical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2013)

by Derek G. Waller, Tony Sampson

Alprostadil is a synthetic prostaglandin ...

Google previewOxford Handbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes (2009)

by Helen Turner, John Wass

o Alprostadil is a potent vasodilator. The dose should be titrated in 1mcg increments until the desired effect is ...

Google previewNeuromuscular Disorders: Management and Treatment (2010)

by Tulio E. Bertorini

Alprostadil For those unresponsive to oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors, alprostadil is a naturally occurring form of prostaglandin E1 used in an intracavernous injection for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The mechanism of action is ...

Google preview100 Questions & Answers About Men's Health: Keeping You Happy & Healthy Below the Belt (2010)

by Pamela Ellsworth

Alprostadil is a synthetic form of a normal body chemical, prostaglandin E1, that causes increased blood flow into the penis. MUSE works differently than sildenafil (Viagra), the oral therapy for ED. That is, the prostaglandin in MUSE stimulates ...

Google previewMultiple Sclerosis (2005)

A Self-Care Guide to Wellness, Second Edition by June Halper, MSN, ANP, FAAN, Dr. Nancy J. Holland, RN, EdD

Alprostadil is a medicine that can be can injected into the penis, or it can also be used in an urethral suppository. The injections can be easily done with an auto- injector, although it is important to be properly trained in this technique by a ...

Google previewAnesthesiology Specialty Review and Study Guide (2015)

A Series from StatPearls by Scott Wolfson

Alprostadil is a prostaglandin that is not approved for use as an antihypertensive. Isosorbide dinitrate is an antianginal agent that is not approved for use as an antihypertensive. Epoprostenol is a prostacyclin that is not approved for use as an ...

Google previewWhy Men Fake It (2013)

The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex by Abraham Morgentaler

and the only one approved so far by the FDA specifically for the treatment of ED, is called alprostadil, or prostaglandin E1. The beauty of injections was that they required no arousal at all. The medicine, in humans or in animals, essentially ...

Google previewEvidence-Based Medicine Guidelines (2005)

by Ilkka Kunnamo

Intraurethral alprostadil is a good option in psychogenic, neurogenic or mild vascular impotence. • A vacuum pump is an option for men who do not want to use drugs Q 8 9. An erection of some kind can be obtained in up to 90% of users.

Google previewBefore You Take that Pill (2008)

Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health by J. Douglas Bremner

Because the injection goes directly into the spongy cylinders that fill with blood, alprostadil is an effective treatment for many men. And because the needle used is so fine, pain from the injection site is usually minor. Other side effects may ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

alprostadil 13 Hair weaves and hair pieces offer cosmetic solutions for extensive androgenetic alopecia when a man desires the appearance of hair. See also PLASTIC SURGERY. alpha antagonist (blocker) medications Medications taken to ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

- Common Name: Alprostadil; Prostaglandin E1 Structural Formula: Chemical ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

alprostadil. n. a *prostaglandin drug (PGE1) administered by infusion to improve lung blood flow in newborn babies with congenital heart defects who are awaiting surgery; it acts by preventing the closure of the blood vessel connecting the ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

alprostadil (alpros′tədil′), n brand names: Caverject, Prostin VR Pediatric; drug class: prostaglandin E1; action: induces erection by relaxation of trabecular smooth muscle and by dilation of cavernosal arteries; uses: treatment of erectile ...

Google previewConcise Colour Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

Alprostadil is also administered by injection into the *corpora cavernosa of the penis or by application into the urethra to treat *erectile dysfunction in men; it acts by relaxing smooth muscle and dilating the cavernosal arteries, so that blood is ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

alprostadil n. a *prostaglandin drug administered by infusion to improve lung blood How in newborn babies with congenital heart defects who are awaiting surgery: it acts by preventing the closure of the blood vessel ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Senior Health and Well-being (2003)

by Joseph Kandel, Christine A. Adamec

Caverject (alprostadil) and Genabid (papaverine) have been used, with a success rate ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases and Disorders (2005)

by William A. Petit, William A. Jr Petit, Christine A. Adamec

When phosphodiesterase inhibitors are ineffective in helping the man to achieve erections, some doctors may prescribe injectable drugs, such as Caverject ( alprostadil), Genabid (papaverine), or a combination of three drugs mixed up by the ...

Google previewRÖMPP Encyclopedia Natural Products, 1st Edition, 2000 (2014)

by Burkhard Fugmann, Susanne Lang-Fugmann, Wolfgang Steglich

Alprostadil see prostaglandins. Alstonia alkaloids. A group of over 250 differing monomeric and dimeric * monoterpenoid indole alkaloids from the genus Alstonia (Apocynaceae) having aspidospermidine, corynanthean, heteroyohimbane, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

10 ug Alprostadil) is the preferred technique to assess an arteriogenic ED (depending on ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

alprostadil, a form of prostaglandin E1 used to maintain the patency of the ductus arteriosus in certain neonates; it dilates cavernosum ...

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