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phosphodiesterase

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a class of enzymes that catalyze the cleaving of phosphodiester bonds, such as those between nucleotides in nucleic acids, to produce smaller nucleotide units.

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  • n. Any of a family of enzymes that catalyze the cleavage of phosphodiester links in nucleic acids

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Examples

  • However, this works in reverse as well; an erection softens as soon as another enzyme called phosphodiesterase starts to degrade the cGMP molecules.

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  • Viagra's active compound, sildenafil, works by inhibiting an enzyme called phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5).

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  • The drug, manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and the third in a new class of drugs known as phosphodiesterase (PDE) inhibitors, was originally approved in 2003 for use on an "as you need it" basis.

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  • The drug, manufactured by pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly and the third in a new class of drugs known as phosphodiesterase PDE inhibitors, was originally approved in 2003 for use on an "as you need it" basis.

    Cialis AdWatch—deconstructing the ED drug ad

  • First of all, the class of medications that we're talking about here is known as phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2007

  • First of all, the class of medications that we're talking about here, they're something known as phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2007

  • First of all, the class of medications that we're talking about here are something known as phosphodiesterase 5 inhibitors.

    CNN Transcript Oct 19, 2007

  • Cialis inhibits an enzyme called phosphodiesterase type 5 PDE5.

  • Something called phosphodiesterase inhibitors or methylxanthines are found in coffee and theobromine which is in chocolate can impact on mood.

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  • They all belong to a class called phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors and they work by increasing blood flow.

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