- organic impotence
- impotence caused by some physical disorder that affects the sexual apparatus, usually classified as either vasculogenic, neurogenic, or endocrinologic. It is sometimes caused by accidental or iatrogenic trauma or it may occur as a side effect of certain drugs. Cf. psychogenic i.
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