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Abnormal, painful, and continued erection of the penis caused by disease, occurring usually without sexual desire. SEE: erection
CAUSES It may be due to lesions of the spinal cord above the lumbar region or to peripheral sensory irritants. It is sometimes seen in patients as a complication of sickle cell disease or leukemia. Some medications used to promote penile erection cause priapism as an unwanted, adverse effect.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Priapism." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761854/all/priapism.
Priapism. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761854/all/priapism. Accessed August 23, 2019.
Priapism. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761854/all/priapism
Priapism [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/761854/all/priapism.
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