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that caused by psychological factors.
Etymology: Gk, psyche, mind; L, in + potentia, power
a functional disorder of the male who is unable to perform sexual intercourse despite normal genitalia and sexual desire. The term generally applies to an inability to achieve and maintain an erection, but the disorder may be manifested in other forms, such as premature ejaculation or the need for certain conditions.
impotence, impotency (im'po-tens, im'po-ten-se) [? + potentia, power]
A weakness, esp. pert. to the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection. Synonym: erectile dysfunction See: penile prosthesis; sex therapy; sexual dysfunction; 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.
Impotence caused by a genital defect.
Impotence resulting from paralysis of nerves supplying the penis.
Impotence not due to an organic or anatomical defect; usually of psychogenic origin. The individual may experience impotence with one or more sexual partners, but not with others.
Impotence due to central nervous system lesions, paraplegia, or diabetic neuropathy.
Erectile dysfunction due to the side effects of certain drugs and medications (e.g., alcohol, cytotoxic agents, barbiturates, beta blockers, marijuana, cimetidine, clonidine, guanethidine, immunosuppressives, lithium, opiates, phenothiazine, some antihypertensive agents, some diuretics, antidepressants, and anticholinergics).
psychic impotencePsychogenic impotence.
Impotence caused by emotional factors rather than organic disease.Synonym: psychic impotence
Impotence due to an inadequate supply of arterial blood to the corpora cavernosa of the penis.