- * * *Persistent erection of the penis, accompanied by pain and tenderness, resulting from a pathologic condition rather than sexual desire; a term loosely used as a synonym for satyriasis. [see priapus]
* * *pri·a·pism 'prī-ə-.piz-əm n an abnormal, more or less persistent, and often painful erection of the penis esp one caused by disease rather than sexual desire Pri·a·pus prī-'ā-pəs Greek mythological character. A god of gardens and fertility, Priapus was the son of Aphrodite, who disowned him because he had a grotesque little body with a huge penis. He was a member of the retinue of the god Dionysus and chased after nymphs.
* * *n.a persistent and usually painful erection of the penis that requires urgent decompression; occasionally, however, it can be painless, in which case its treatment is less urgent. A prolonged erection (i.e. of greater than six hours duration), resulting from administration of papaverine, intracorporeal alprostadil, or a similar drug, can be successfully treated by draining the blood from the corpora cavernosa of the penis with a 19 SWG butterfly needle and instilling a vasoconstrictor (e.g. phenylephrine). Priapism may also occur in patients with sickle-cell disease and those undergoing haemodialysis. An unrelieved priapism results in eventual fibrosis of the spongy tissue of the corpora and no further erections are possible.
* * *pri·a·pism (priґə-piz″əm) [L. priapismus; Gr. priapismos] persistent abnormal erection of the penis, usually without sexual desire, accompanied by pain and tenderness; causes include diseases and injuries of the spinal cord, vesical calculus, and certain injuries to the penis.
Priapism in a youth.
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Priapism — Pri a*pism, n. [L. priapismus, Gr. ?, from Priapus the god of procreation, the penis, Gr. ?: cf. F. priapisme.] (Med.) More or less permanent erection and rigidity of the penis, with or without sexual desire. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
priapism — persistent erection of the penis, 1590s, see PRIAPIC (Cf. priapic) … Etymology dictionary
priapism — [prī′ə piz΄əm] n. [LL priapismus < Gr priapismos < priapizein, to be lewd: see PRIAPUS] 1. a pathological condition characterized by persistent erection of the penis, esp. without sexual excitement 2. a lascivious attitude … English World dictionary
Priapism — Infobox Disease Name = Priapism Caption = DiseasesDB = 25148 ICD10 = ICD10|N|48|3|n|40 ICD9 = ICD9|607.3 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = med eMedicineTopic = 1908 MeshID = D011317 Priapism ( gr. πριαπισμός) is a potentially harmful… … Wikipedia
priapism — priapismic, adj. /pruy euh piz euhm/, n. 1. Pathol. continuous, usually nonsexual erection of the penis, esp. due to disease. 2. prurient behavior or display. [1580 90; PRIAP(US) + ISM] * * * ▪ pathology a persistent, painful erection of… … Universalium
priapism — n. a persistent and usually painful erection of the penis that requires urgent decompression; occasionally, however, it can be painless, in which case its treatment is less urgent. A prolonged erection (i.e. of greater than six hours duration),… … The new mediacal dictionary
priapism — priapic ► ADJECTIVE 1) phallic. 2) Medicine having a persistently erect penis. DERIVATIVES priapism noun. ORIGIN from Greek Priapos, a god of fertility … English terms dictionary
priapism — noun Etymology: French priapisme, from Middle French, ultimately from Greek Priapos (traditionally portrayed in Greco Roman art with an erect penis) Date: 1601 an abnormal often painful persistent erection of the penis … New Collegiate Dictionary
priapism — noun 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) … Wiktionary