Definitions

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

  • n. A drug, C22H30N6O4S, used to treat sexual dysfunction by increasing the level of cyclic GMP, which increases blood flow to erectile tissues.

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  • n. A drug, whose citrate is marketed as Viagra; a treatment for erectile dysfunction.

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  • n. virility drug (trade name Viagra) used to treat erectile dysfunction in men

Etymologies

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

Perhaps alteration of s(ulfon)yl + (pyrimi)dine + ph(en)yl.

Examples

  • Viagra, aka sildenafil citrate, doesn't mix well with other substances, which means it's difficult to package in a patch.

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  • Viagra, which has the chemical name sildenafil citrate, was the first drug approved to treat ED in the United States.

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  • The FDA asserts that this ingredient is an analog of sildenafil, which is the active chemical ingredient of

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  • For example, Julia Heiman, Ph. D., director of The Kinsey Institute, recently studied what happens to relationships when men start taking erectile-dysfunction drugs such as sildenafil (Viagra).

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  • D., director of The Kinsey Institute, recently studied what happens to relationships when men start taking erectile-dysfunction drugs such as sildenafil Viagra.

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  • Tests by the FDA revealed that Zencore Plus contained benzamidenafil, a compound similar to active ingredients in erectile dysfunction medicines, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), and vardenafil (Levitra).

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  • Viagra aka "sildenafil" may be *a treatment* for Jetlag apparently.

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  • Lead author Dr. Anupam B. Jena of Massachusetts General Hospital said when a man has an appointment to get a drug for erectile dysfunction such as sildenafil, better known as Viagra, it is a perfect opportunity for the physician to discuss safe sex.

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  • There is an increased risk of certain problems when taking medicines such as sildenafil

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  • Up to 35% of men are non-responsive to standard therapies with phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors such as sildenafil (Viagra®), vardenafil (Levitra®) and tadalafil (Cialis®).

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