alprostadil

(redirected from Caverject)
Also found in: Medical, Wikipedia.

al·pros·ta·dil

 (ăl-prŏs′tə-dĭl)
n.
A prostaglandin drug, C20H34O5, that acts as a vasodilator and is used in suppository or injectable form to treat erectile dysfunction.

[Probably al(pha-cyclodextrin), sugar to which the prostaglandin is bound to increase its solubility as a drug + prosta(glandin) + (vaso)dil(ator).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
My facial reaction to a Caverject injection, yes injection, which works by increasing blood flow to the penis and helps to cause an erection, could have gone viral.
Erectile function was categorised in four groups (normal spontaneous erections, good erections with PDE5, partial erections with PDE5, and no erections with PDE5, requiring caverject injections).
Alprostadil (Caverject) is a vasodilator increasing the blood flow to the penis by relaxing the smooth muscles of the vascular structure of the corpus cavernosum.
Alprostadil intracavernosal injections are marketed under various brand names, including Caverject. Other substances used for SCI-related ED include papaverine, a nonnarcotic opiate; phentolamine, a drug used to treat adrenal-gland tumors; and atropine.
Alprostadil or Caverject (synthetic [PGE.sub.1]) is most commonly used in doses of 5-40 [micro]g.
When first line therapy fails, the patient may use intracavernous injections of alprostadil (Caverject [R] or Prostin VR [R]).
This is particularly true for injectible medications like Caverject and Trimix, drugs that are administered as a shot directly into the penis.
Drugs such as papaverine hydrochloride, phentolamine, and alprostadil (marketed as Caverject) widen blood vessels.
Two others are Muse, which delivers a drug called alprostadil directly to the penis via the urethra (the small opening at the end of the penis) and Caverject, an injectible form of alprostadil.
The new rules may also make a number of other impotence drugs besides Viagra more widely available, including Caverject, MUSE, Viridal and Erecnos.
Alprostadil or Caverject (synthetic PGE1) is most commonly used in doses of 5-40 [micro]g.