medicated urethral system for erection

Definition / meaning of medicated urethral system for erection

A method used to treat impotence (inability to have an erection). A suppository (small pellet) containing the drug alprostadil is inserted through the tip of the penis into the urethra. The drug increases the blood flow to the penis, which causes an erection. Also called MUSE.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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