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papaverine

 [pah-pav´er-in]
an alkaloid obtained from opium or prepared synthetically; the hydrochloride salt has been used as a smooth muscle relaxant and vasodilator to relieve arterial spasms causing cerebral, peripheral, or myocardial ischemia and is also injected into the penis in the diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

pa·pav·er·ine

(pă-pav'ĕr-ēn),
A nonnarcotic benzylisoquinoline alkaloid of opium that has mild analgesic action and is a powerful spasmolytic; has been used to treat male impotence by local injection, which works by inhibiting phosphodiesterase in smooth muscle cells. Also available as papaverine hydrochloride.
[L. papaver, poppy]

papaverine

/pa·pav·er·ine/ (pah-pav´er-in) a smooth muscle relaxant and vasodilator used as the hydrochloride salt to relieve arterial spasms causing cerebral, peripheral, or myocardial ischemia and also injected into the penis in the diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction.

papaverine

(pə-păv′ə-rēn′, -ər-ĭn)
n.
A nonnarcotic alkaloid obtained from the opium poppy, C20H21NO4, structurally distinct from morphine and other opiates, used in its hydrochloride form to relieve spasms of smooth muscle.

pa·pav·er·ine

(pă-pav'ĕr-ēn)
A nonnarcotic benzylisoquinoline alkaloid of opium that has mild analgesic action and is a powerful spasmolytic.
[L. papaver, poppy]

papaverine

An opium derivative used as a smooth muscle relaxant and to treat heart irregularities following a heart attack. Papaverine has been used to treat organic impotence by direct injection into the corpora cavernosa of the penis.

Papaverine

A smooth muscle relaxant sometimes injected into the penis as a treatment for impotence.
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pa·pav·er·ine

(pă-pav'ĕr-ēn)
Mild analgesic and powerful spasmolytic.
[L. papaver, poppy]

papaverine

an alkaloid obtained from opium and prepared synthetically; the hydrochloride salt is used as a smooth muscle relaxant.