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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 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 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 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 previewMedical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (2013)

by Derek G. Waller, Tony Sampson

Alprostadil is a synthetic prostaglandin E1 analogue. It vasodilates by acting on smooth muscle cell surface receptors to increase intracellular cAMP, which in turn reduces the intracellular Ca2+ concentration. Local pain after injection is a ...

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 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 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 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 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 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 previewThe Encyclopedia of Aphrodisiacs (2013)

Psychoactive Substances for Use in Sexual Practices by Christian Rätsch, Claudia Müller-Ebeling

Trade Names Caverject, Edex, MUSE, Prostin VR Alprostadil is a substance produced naturally in the body, an offspring of the hormone prostaglandin, which can be found even in the human placenta (cf. human beings). Because it affects the ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Manufacturing Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (2013)

by William Andrew Publishing

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

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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Neuroscience (2009)

Volume One by Larry R. Squire

Alprostadil is well tolerated and effectively restores the capacity for erections and sexual intercourse. A restrictive band can be placed at the base of the penis to increase efficacy, especially if the phenomena of pelvic steal syndrome is present .

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 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 ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

inhibitor alpha hemolysis alphaZ-interferon alpha-L-fucosidase alpha particle alpha receptor alpha redistribution phase alpha state Alpha Tau Delta alpha- thalassemia alphavirus alpha wave Alport's syndrome alprazolam alprostadil ...

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Alprostadil A prostaglandin for male erectile dysfunction injected to urethra or corpora cavernosa. Alteplase A fibrinolytic for acute MI and other thrombotic disorders. Altretamine An alkylating agent for ovarian cancer. Aluminium A white silvery ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling (2016)

by Jon Carlson, Shannon B. Dermer

A medication called alprostadil (Caverject or Muse) can be injected directly into the center of the penis (intracavernosal injection therapy) or as a suppository inserted into the tip of the penis to increase penile blood flow. Vacuum devices and ...

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 ...

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