One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The drug sildenafil, used to enhance male potency.
- ‘Valium and Viagra are trade names, while diazepam and sildenafil are generics.’
- ‘Note that you should not take Viagra if you take glyceryl trinitrate.’
- ‘It is the active ingredient in the anti-impotence drug known as Viagra.’
- ‘What about a man who has a prescription for Viagra or some other erectile dysfunction drug?’
- ‘Drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra are now the mass panacea for a flagging sex drive.’
1990s: probably suggested by words such as virile and virility.
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