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1. Lacking physical strength or vigor; weak.
2. Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless: "Technology without morality is barbarous; morality without technology is impotent" (Freeman J. Dyson).
3. Incapable of sexual intercourse because of an inability to achieve or sustain an erection.
4. Obsolete Lacking self-restraint.

im′po·tent·ly adv.


adjective Unable to achieve or maintain an erection.


 Medtalk adjective Referring to impotence


Unable to achieve or maintain an erection of the penis.
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Patient discussion about impotent

Q. I started to suffer from erectile dysfunction? Why is this happening and what can I do to treat it? I am a healthy 52 year old. I have hypertension but i take pills to treat it and my levels are around 130/80. except that I am at great shape. In the last few months I feel that a problem in my sex life. I want to have sex but i can't due to erectile dysfunction. What can be the reason for this? and more important what can I do?

A. get rize2 it lasts about 4 days,and all you have to do is think about sex
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At a major European conference, held in Milan this month, delegates were told that impotent men in various European countries are reluctant to discuss their condition with a doctor.
He added that most of the men who need Viagra are smokers and he revealed that many relatively young men become impotent in their 40s.
The drug continues to display its ability to consistently treat a significant portion of the impotent population.
Three have had vasectomies, two are too young to father a child and the sixth is believed to be impotent.
To date, our continued clinical success of Vasomax supports our belief that it may provide a cost-effective, user-friendly therapy for approximately 40 to 50 percent of all impotent men.
Neighborhood councils are everything that the Brentwood and Palisades groups are not: impotent, purely symbolic and largely worthless, except perhaps for the long-term impact of more communities getting organized, learning just how badly City Hall is run and getting angry enough to fight back.
HEALTHY young men who take Viagra to boost their sex lives were warned yesterday they could end up impotent.
Stief's site, which incorporated extensive screening to eliminate men impotent due to psychogenic causes.
During charter reform, city leaders made neighborhood councils impotent, granting them only ``advisory'' status.
One in 10 men in Derry are impotent and the numbers are soaring.
P) today announced that preliminary results of a dose response Phase II trial with its oral, on-demand drug for impotence, Vasomax(TM), demonstrated an optimum dose, yielding improvement in erectile function with a minimum of side- effects in impotent men, compared to patients who received placebo.
One in 10 men in the city are impotent and the numbers are soaring.