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Erectile dysfunction 

Erectile dysfunction
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Erectile dysfunction
Author(s):

C.S. Jennings

, A.C. Mead

, J.L. Jones

, A.M. Holden

, S.B. Connolly

, K. Kotseva

, and D.A. Wood

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199236305.003.0012
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date: 21 September 2020

Background 198

Assessment of the patient with ED 199

Management 200

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as the inability to attain or maintain penile erections sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance.

It is a common disorder, with an estimated prevalence of ~30–75% of men aged 40–80 years. However, it is thought that nearly 9 out of 10 men with ED do not tell their GP about the problem....

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