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What is the medical term for what call SOFT PETER How is it

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What is the medical term for what call SOFT PETER? How is it taken? Can it produce permanant impotence if taken for a long period of time?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 years ago.

Do you mean saltpeter?


Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I only know that this is something used to prevent erections. I was told that this product

was used in the millitary during war times. I don't know whether the term is soft peter or salt peter.



Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 years ago.

The term is saltpeter, also called saltpetre, but the perception that it causes impotence is largely a myth. The chemical term for saltpeter is potassium nitrate, although there is also sodium nitrate that is referred to as Peru saltpeter. It has been used for years as a critical ingredient for gunpowder and as a food preservative, such as preserved meats. It is a common misperception that it can contribute to impotence or suppress the libido and it is a legend that the military routinely added it to the food for this property, but there is no evidence for this either.


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