erectile dysfunction

difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection of the penis; impotence.

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  • Erectile tissue — Erectile E*rect ile, a. [Cf. F. [ e]rectile.] 1. Capable of being erected; susceptible of being erected of dilated; as, erectile tissue. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to an erection[5]; as, erectile dysfunction. [PJC] {Erectile tissue} (Anat …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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