Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Dec 3 17:56:12 UTC 2005

>Heard a reference on the doctor show "Grey's Anatomy" to "E.D.s"
>referring clearly in the context not to erectile dysfunction(s), but
>to erectile dysfunction medications, e.g. Viagra, Cialis, Levitra.  I
>have no idea if this is standard use, and for obvious reasons it's
>hard to check on google.

I haven't heard or seen it myself AFAIK.

There are a lot of references to "erection drugs" on the Web, including
some authoritative/respectable-looking ones. Possibly this is what is being
abbreviated here?

Alternatively I guess "ED" could act as an abbreviation for "ED
medicine/drug" [in which "ED" = "erectile dysfunction"] [by analogy with
(e.g.) "antihypertensive" for "antihypertensive medicine/drug"], although
this doesn't seem entirely natural to me.

-- Doug Wilson

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