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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



alprostadil  listen  (al-PROS-tuh-dil)

  A drug that is used to treat impotence (inability to have an erection) and is being studied in the treatment of sexual problems in men who have had surgery for prostate cancer. It is a type of vasodilator. Also called PGE1 and prostaglandin E1.