Sildenafil meaning

sĭl-dĕnə-fĭl
A drug, C22 H30 N6 O4 S, used to treat sexual dysfunction by increasing the level of cyclic GMP, which increases blood flow to erectile tissues.
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A drug, C22 H30 N6 O4 S, used to treat sexual dysfunction by increasing the level of cyclic GMP, which increases blood flow to erectile tissues.
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(pharmacology) A drug, whose citrate is marketed as Viagra; a treatment for erectile dysfunction.
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Origin of sildenafil

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

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