satyriasis


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satyriasis

 [sat″ĭ-ri´ah-sis]
pathologic or exaggerated sexual desire in the male; the corresponding term in the female is nymphomania.

sat·y·ri·a·sis

(sat'i-rī'ă-sis),
Satyromania; excessive sexual excitement and behavior in the male; the counterpart of nymphomania in the female.
Synonym(s): satyrism
[G. satyros, a satyr]

satyriasis

/sat·y·ri·a·sis/ (sat″ĭ-ri´ah-sis) abnormal, excessive, insatiable sexual desire in the male.

satyriasis

[sat′irī′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, satyros, lecherous, osis, condition
excessive, pathological, or uncontrollable sexual desire in the male. The cause may be psychological or organic. Also called satyromania. Compare nymphomania.
The compulsive condition in a male of engaging in recurrent sexual intercourse with different female partners, promiscuously and without falling in love, but not as a paid gigolo, hustler, or call boy. In psychiatry, satyriasis is a term loosely applied to a male with an insatiable sexual appetite

satyriasis

Male hypersexuality. See Don Juan syndrome, Nymphomania, Sexual addiction.

sat·y·ri·a·sis

(sat'ir-ī'ă-sis)
Satyromania; excessive sexual excitement and behavior in the male; the counterpart of nymphomania in the female.
[G. satyros, a satyr]

satyriasis

An almost uncontrollable male craving for sexual intercourse. The male equivalent of NYMPHOMANIA.
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Men with similar excessive desires were said to be have satyriasis, but it was women who came in for the most pointed comments in the medical literature, dominated by the writings of male physicians.