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Meaning of "priapism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PRIAPISM

From Late Latin priāpismus, ultimately from Greek Priapus.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PRIAPISM

priapism  [ˈpraɪəˌpɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRIAPISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Priapism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PRIAPISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

priapism

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. Priapism is considered a medical emergency, which should receive proper treatment by a qualified medical practitioner. 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. 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.

Definition of priapism in the English dictionary

The definition of priapism in the dictionary is prolonged painful erection of the penis, caused by neurological disorders, obstruction of the penile blood vessels, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRIAPISM


apheliotropism
æpˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
apogeotropism
ˌæpədʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
diageotropism
ˌdaɪədʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
diaheliotropism
daɪəˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
diatropism
daɪˈætrəˌpɪzəm
galvanotropism
ˌɡælvəˈnɒtrəˌpɪzəm
geotropism
dʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
heliotropism
ˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
hydrotropism
haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzəm
isotropism
aɪˈsɒtrəˌpɪzəm
nyctitropism
nɪkˈtɪtrəˌpɪzəm
orthotropism
ɔːˈθɒtrəˌpɪzəm
pleiotropism
plaɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
psilanthropism
sɪˈlænθrəˌpɪzəm
rheotropism
rɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
sinapism
ˈsɪnəˌpɪzəm
stereotropism
ˌstɛrɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
theanthropism
θiːˈænθrəˌpɪzəm
therianthropism
ˌθɪərɪˈænθrəˌpɪzəm
trophotropism
trɒˈfɒtrəˌpɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRIAPISM

prial
Priam
priapean
priapic
Priapus
Pribilof Islands
price
price bracket
price break
Price Commission
price competitiveness
price control
price cut
price cutting
price discrimination
price escalation
price freeze
price inflation
price leadership
price limit

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRIAPISM

aerotropism
allotropism
apism
atropism
caesaropapism
chemotropism
diaphototropism
escapism
gamotropism
haptotropism
hemitropism
malapropism
mugwumpism
papism
phototropism
plagiotropism
thermotropism
thigmotropism
tropism
utopism

Synonyms and antonyms of priapism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «priapism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRIAPISM

Find out the translation of priapism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of priapism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «priapism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

阴茎异常勃起
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

priapismo
570 millions of speakers

English

priapism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

priapism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قساح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

приапизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

priapismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

priapism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

priapisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Priapisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Priapismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

持続勃起症
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지속 발 기증
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Priapism
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

priapism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குறிவிறைப்பியம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

प्राइमपॅझीम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

priapizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

priapismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

priapizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приапизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

priapism
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

πριαπισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

priapism
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

priapism
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

priapisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of priapism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRIAPISM»

The term «priapism» is normally little used and occupies the 122.023 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRIAPISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about priapism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRIAPISM»

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Harwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine
Priapism occurs when normal physiologic blood flow is altered, and this balance is disrupted. Today, medications used to treat erectile dysfunction in men ( sildenafil, papaverine, prostaglandin E1, etc.) cause most cases of priapism (3,8, 22).
Allan B. Wolfson, Gregory W. Hendey, Louis J. Ling, 2009
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Oncologic Emergencies
This rare condition requires prompt evaluation and treatment to prevent subsequent erectile dysfunction. Priapism is thought to reflect several different pathophysiologic mechanisms and has been associated with a variety of malignancies.
Sai-Ching Jim Yeung, Carmen P. Escalante, 2002
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Glenn's Urologic Surgery
Ischemic (venous, low-flow) priapism is more prevalent than nonischemic ( arterial, high-flow) priapism. Ischemic priapism due to pharmacologic, hematologic, or neurogenic causes is a condition whereby there is a persistent, painful erection ...
Sam D. Graham, Thomas E. Keane, James Francis Glenn, 2010
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Contemporary Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction: A Clinical Guide
This represents a true compartment syndrome of the penis and constitutes a surgical emergency. Patients typically present with pain, and clinical examination reveals a tender rigid corpora. This appears to be the commonest type of priapism ...
Kevin T. McVary, 2010
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Signs and Symptoms
Priapism is an undesired, sustained, and usually painful erection of the penis that may last hours to days. Low-flow (ischemic) priapism is caused by venous occlusion or obstruction of corpora cavernosa outflow, resulting in persistent venous ...
Scott Kahan, 2008
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Drug-induced Diseases: Prevention, Detection, and Management
Olanzapine-induced priapism. Am J Psychiatry. 2001;158:2087-2088. 62. Harrison G, Dilley JW, Loeb L, et al. Priapism and quetiapine: a case report. Psychopharmacol Bull. 2006;39:117-119. 63. Davol P, Rukstalis D. Priapism associated ...
James E. Tisdale, Douglas A. Miller, 2010
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Blood: Principles and Practice of Hematology
PRIAPISM Priapism is a distressing problem that occurs in males of all ages. In a Jamaican questionnaire study of 104 males between 10 and 62 years of age, 42 % reported at least one episode of pri- apism, with a median age of onset of 21 ...
Robert I. Handin, Samuel E. Lux, Thomas P. Stossel, 2003
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Handbook of Urology: Diagnosis and Therapy
Meir Daller, Ricardo M. Munnariz, and Irwin Goldstein I. Definition and classification Priapism is a pathologic condition of penile erection that persists beyond or is unrelated to sexual stimulation. The term "pri- apism" is derived from the Greek ...
Mike Benjamin Siroky, Robert D. Oates, Richard K. Babayan, 2004
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The Guide to Off-Label Prescription Drugs: New Uses for ...
Priapism is the occurrence of any persistent erection for more than four hours in the absence of sexual stimulation. Priapism is not associated with sexual excitement, and the erection does not stop after ejaculation occurs. This condition is a ...
Kevin R. Loughlin, Joyce Generali, 2006
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Contemporary Interventional Ultrasonography in Urology
aspiration and penile injection of alpha adrenergic agent or shunt surgery to examine the restoration of cavernosal blood flow which indicates the adequate relief of priapism. With the penis placed toward the abdomen and the transducer  ...
Inderbir S. Gill, Osamu Ukimura, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRIAPISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term priapism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Amitav Ghosh's Flood of Fire a glorious finale to Ibis trilogy
... he works for Mrs Burnham, who decides to "help" him with his embarrassing priapism. Reid is determined to find wealth in the opium trade. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Merck Marks 30-Year Milestone in Commitment to Innovation and …
... in adverse events, including hypotension, visual changes, and priapism, which have been associated with sildenafil, tadalafil, and vardenafil. «PharmiWeb.com, Jul 15»
3
FDA bans advertisement of six 'manpower' drugs
It can also cause priapism (sustained erection for long periods which can lead to impotence) as well as problems with kidney function, and ... «GhanaWeb, Jul 15»
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$117500 for a Viper ACR? That's a Steal
This, on the other hand, is a 645-horsepower Apollonian chariot, a bold statement of egotistical priapism that will punish the slightest mistake in ... «Wired, Jul 15»
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9 fascinating facts about erections you probably didn't know
Priapism – the condition of an erect penis which doesn't subside for more than four hours – requires immediate medical attention. In extreme ... «Yahoo News UK, Jul 15»
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And finally… prisoner wins £480000 compensation for hard time
The condition, known as priapism, arose after he was given antipsychotic medicine Risperdal by the prison's infirmary to deal with his bipolar ... «Scottish Legal News, Jul 15»
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The after party: George Osborne greeted like the groom after a stag do
It had worked on Wednesday and it worked again: IDS's and the Tories' priapism was resurgent. “They [the Labour party] don't like listening to ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Miguel - Wildheart
The Valley is one of Wildheart's many highlights but the track's priapism would prove, well, painful if maintained across a whole album. «musicOMH.com, Jul 15»
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Definition of insanity is how the city handles mentally ill persons
Rodney Cotton experienced priapism as a side-effect of the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal, which he had been prescribed as treatment for ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
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'Clinic' Offering Penile Help a Fraud, State Says
... of additional, potentially serious side effects, including priapism, which can itself cause penile tissue toxicity and worsen erectile dysfunction." «Courthouse News Service, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Priapism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/priapism>. Aug 2019 ».
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