Definition of sildenafil citrate in English:

sildenafil citrate

Pronunciation /silˌdenəˌfil ˈsitrāt//silˌdenəˌfil ˈsītrāt/


  • A crystalline compound that works by inhibiting the breakdown of enzymes that leads to loss of erection.

    Also called Viagra (trademark)
    • ‘Though the ocular side effects of sildenafil have been reported, no information is available on the histopathologic effects of chronic use of sildenafil citrate on the ocular vasculature.’
    • ‘Since the release of sildenafil citrate for men in 1998, there has been considerable interest in finding parallel agents for women.’
    • ‘DeBusk and associates conducted a randomized, double-blind, prospective, multi-center, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of sildenafil citrate when used to treat erectile dysfunction.’
    • ‘Decreased libido has also been treated with sildenafil citrate.’
    • ‘In recent years, extensive studies have found sildenafil citrate successful as a treatment for sexual dysfunction in the West.’


sildenafil citrate

/silˌdenəˌfil ˈsitrāt//silˌdenəˌfil ˈsītrāt/