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Minerva Med. 1994 May;85(5):261-4.

[Male impotence in old age].

[Article in Italian]

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  • 1Istituto di Clinica Medica II, UO Universitaria di Geriatria, Universit√† degli Studi di Pisa.


Normal aging does not induce impotence, but only modifies the physiology of the erection which, however, allows good sexual intercourse. Impotence, found in 55.0% of the over 75 men, is due to organic or psychogenic causes: above all, penile arterial insufficiency and the collateral effects of drugs for the diseases which often affect the elderly, are the main factors.

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