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ˈpraɪ əˌpɪz əmpri·apism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. priapismnoun

    condition in which the penis is continually erect; usually painful and seldom with sexual arousal


  1. priapismnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Priapismnoun

    A preternatural tension.

    Etymology: priapismus, Lat. priapisme, Fr.

    Lust causeth a flagrancy in the eyes and priapism. Francis Bacon.

    The person every night has a priapism in his sleep. John Floyer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Priapismnoun

    more or less permanent erection and rigidity of the penis, with or without sexual desire

  2. Etymology: [L. priapismus, Gr. , from Priapus the god of procreation, the penis, Gr. : cf. F. priapisme.]


  1. Priapism

    Priapism is a potentially painful medical condition, in which the erect penis does not return to its flaccid state, despite the absence of both physical and psychological stimulation, within four hours. There are two types of priapism: low-flow and high-flow; 80% to 90% of clinically presented priapisms are low flow disorders. Low-flow involves the blood not adequately returning to the body from the organ. High-flow involves a short-circuit of the vascular system partway along the organ. Treatment is different for each type. Priapism is considered a medical emergency, which should receive proper treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. Early treatment can be beneficial for a functional recovery. Not all sources give four hours as the guideline for priapism occurring: "The duration time of a normal erection before it is classifiable as priapism is still controversial. Ongoing penile erections for more than 6 hours can be classified as priapism..." The name comes from the Greek god Priapus, a fertility god often represented with a disproportionately large and permanent erection.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Priapism

    A prolonged painful erection that may lasts hours and is not associated with sexual activity. It is seen in patients with SICKLE CELL ANEMIA, advanced malignancy, spinal trauma; and certain drug treatments.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of priapism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of priapism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    But the best treatment for priapism is to avoid getting it in the first place by taking your ED medications as instructed.

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