steroid ster·oid (stěr'oid', stēr'-)
Any of numerous naturally occurring or synthetic fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings and including the sterols and bile acids, adrenocortical and sex hormones, certain natural drugs such as digitalis compounds, and the precursors of certain vitamins. Also called steroid hormone . adj. ste·roid·al (stĭ-roid', stě-)
Relating to or characteristic of steroids or steroid hormones.
Arthritis (hazard ratio [HR] ), chronic musculoskeletal pain (HR ), general musculoskeletal complaints (HR ), headaches (HR ), sciatica (HR ) and atherosclerotic disease (HR ) were all significantly associated with an increased risk of mild/moderate ED, while only general musculoskeletal complaints (HR ), headaches (HR ) and atherosclerotic disease (HR ) were associated with an increased risk of severe ED. Non-aspirin NSAID use was associated with an increased risk of mild/moderate ED (HR ; P = ) and aspirin use was associated with an increased risk of severe ED (HR ; P = , respectively). The associations of NSAID use with ED risk were attenuated after controlling for indications for NSAID use.
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