Priapism meaning

prīə-pĭzəm
Persistent, usually painful erection of the penis, especially as a consequence of disease and not related to sexual arousal.
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A pathological condition characterized by persistent erection of the penis, esp. without sexual excitement.
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A lascivious attitude.
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Persistent, usually painful erection of the penis, especially as a consequence of disease and not related to sexual arousal.
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(pathology) A painful and potentially harmful medical condition in which the erect penis (erection) does not return to its flaccid state (despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation), often as a result of a spinal injury.
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Origin of priapism

  • French priapisme from Late Latin priāpismus from Greek priāpismos from priāpizein to have an erection from Priāpos Priapus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin priapismus, from Ancient Greek, from Priapus the god of procreation, the penis.

    From Wiktionary