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Until very recently little was known about the mechanisms and management of erectile dysfunction. Folklore therapy and medical management have varied little in technique or success rate. Newer techniques during the last 10 years, including measurement of nocturnal penile tumescence, penile blood volume studies, infusion cavernosgraphy, radiologic contrast studies, and sophisticated endocrine studies, have led to considerable advances in diagnosis of and therapy for impotence.
The authors admirably present current developments in a clear, scholarly, and concise fashion. Using clinical examples, they review and summarize the anatomy, endocrinology, and physiology of erection in the normal state and in conditions such
Impotence: Physiological, Psychological, Surgical Diagnosis and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;96:548. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-96-4-548_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(4):548.
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