noun[mass noun] Medicine
Persistent and painful erection of the penis.
- Another important genitourinary problem is priapism: a painful, persistent erection due to vaso-occlusive obstruction of the venous drainage of the penis.
- Trazodone has been associated with priapism - persistent, usually painful erections not associated with sexual arousal.
- Although priapism can occur at any age, it is most common in men 20 to 50 years of age.
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