Erectile dysfunction

Axel S. Merseburger*

*Corresponding author for this work


Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defi ned as a sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual performance. Psychic or organic reasons can be the reason and also a combination of both. Older men tend to have an organic reason, whereas younger men are more often affected by psychogenic reasons. The most common organic causes are cardiovascular disease and diabetes, neurological problems (e.g., nerve damage from pelvic surgery), drug side effects, and hormonal insuffi ciencies (hypogonadism).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrology at a Glance
Number of pages3
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date01.01.2014
ISBN (Print)9783642548581
ISBN (Electronic)9783642548598
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2014

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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