Impotence injection

Impotence injection

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Caption: Impotence treatment. Caverject syringe for the treatment of male impotence, or erectile dysfunction. The bottle (centre left) contains the powdered drug alprostadil. This is made up into a liquid and injected into the corpus cavernosum (one of the tissues which hold blood during erection) of the penis. Alprostadil is a prostaglandin drug, which relaxes smooth muscle in the penis, allowing blood to flow into it, producing an erection. Side-effects of this treatment include priapism (a permanent, painful erection), rashes or swelling at the injection site and headaches.

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Keywords: alprostadil, caverject, drug, erectile dysfunction, erection, healthcare, impotence, injection, medical, medication, medicine, penile, pharmaceutic, pharmaceutical, powdered, prostaglandin, sexual, still life, still-life, syringe, treatment

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