Glossary

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Delayed ejaculation -  Taking a longer time to ejaculate, an effect of some antidepressants.
Depression -  A mental state of depressed mood characterized by feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement.
Detumescence -  Subsidence of swelling or turgor; with respect to erections, loss of rigidity.
Diabetes mellitus -  A chronic disease associated with high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
Diagnosis -  The identification of the cause or presence of a medical problem or disease.
Digital rectal examination -  The examination of the prostate by placing a gloved finger into the rectum.
Disease -  Any change from or interruption of the normal structure or function of any part or organ; system of the body that presents with characteristic symptoms and signs, and whose cause and prognosis may be known or unknown.
Doppler (duplex) ultrasound -  Use of a Doppler probe during ultrasound to look at flow through vessels.
Double-blind -  Pertaining to a study, neither patient nor physician is aware of what medication the patient is receiving.