phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor

phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor

member of a family of phosphodiesterase inhibitors. Specifically, cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-specific phosphodiesterase type 5, which breaks down cGMP and terminates its action. This is the site of action of sildenafil and similar drugs used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
See also: sildenafil.
Synonym(s): PDE5
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ICOS and partner Eli Lilly and Company are jointly developing IC351, a phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
In a 44 patient overseas study assessing the safety and efficacy (erectile response) of IC351 (the Company's phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitor for the treatment of erectile dysfunction), IC351-treated patients showed significant improvement relative to placebo-treated patients in the primary endpoint (p<0.
A systematic review and meta-analysis on the use of phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors alone or in combination with [alpha]-blockers for lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Treatment of phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors shows insufficient effectiveness in the treatment of post-prostatectomy ED and it is believed that the transplantation of stem cells cultivated on the surface of nanofibrous meshes can promote cavernous neuronal regeneration and repair erectile dysfunction.

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