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What is difference between impotence and erectile dysfunction? Is ED just a term from the drug companies?

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Dr. Robert Bass
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No difference

Ed is a term coined by the pharmaceutical companies to make it more politically correct for tv ads.
No difference.

In brief: No difference

Ed is a term coined by the pharmaceutical companies to make it more politically correct for tv ads.
No difference.
Dr. Robert Bass
Dr. Robert Bass
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Same

They are one and the same.

In brief: Same

They are one and the same.
Dr. Andrew Siegel
Dr. Andrew Siegel
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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
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In brief: ED

Ed was a short way of describing erectile dysfunction that could be aired in commercials.
They are identical terms. Impotence is a more general term and is sometimes used to describe any sexual dysfunction that may include premature ejaculation, or losing erection before climaxing.

In brief: ED

Ed was a short way of describing erectile dysfunction that could be aired in commercials.
They are identical terms. Impotence is a more general term and is sometimes used to describe any sexual dysfunction that may include premature ejaculation, or losing erection before climaxing.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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