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Male Reproduction Sy

Male Reproduction System Word List

Androgen To produce male hormones
Aspermia Lack of, or failure to, ejaculate sperm
Balanitis Inflammation of the head of the penis
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Hyperplasia) Enlargement of the prostate resulting in the ability of the bladder to empty completely
Circumcision Surgical removal of the foreskin from the head of the penis
Cowper's Glands (Bulbourethral glands) Two pea-shaped glands below the prostate gland that provide a fluid necessary for the viability of the sperm
Cryptorchidism Failure of the testes to descend into the scrotal sac prior to birth
Cystitis Inflammation of the bladder
Ejaculation The expulsion of seminal fluid from the male urethra
Epididymis A single, tightly coiled tube above each testis that stores sperm after it leaves the seminiferous tubules. Leads to the vas deferens
Epispadias When the urethra opens on the upper surface of the penis
Foreskin Loose skin covering the end of the penis
Gonadotropin Hormonal preparation used to raise sperm count in cases of infertility
Gynecomastia Development of abnormally large breasts in the male
Impotence Inability of a male to obtain or maintain an erection
Inguinal canal Passageway in the groin for the spermatic cord in the male
Inguinal hernia Presence of small intestine in the inguinal canal
Orchidectomy Surgical removal of the testes
Orchiepididymitis Inflammation of the testes and epididymis
Penis The male external sex organ
Phimosis Stenosis of the opening of the prepuce preventing retraction of the foreskin
Prostate A gland of the male reproductive system which surrounds the proximal portion of the urethra
Prostatectomy Excision of part or all of the prostate gland
Puberty Age of sexual maturation
Scrotum The double pouch containing the testes and part of the spermatic cord
Semen The mixtures of secretions from the various glands and organs of the reproductive systemof the male, which is expelled at orgasm. They are produced in seminiferous tubules and matured in the epidymitis.
Spermicide Medication used to inhibit the sperm's passage to the ovum. 85% effective as a birth control measure
Transurethral Literally means through the urethra; refers to the removal of the prostate by going through the urethral wall
Vas deferens Excretory duct of the testes
Vasectomy The cutting out of a portion of the vas deferens or excision of the vas deferens
Prepuce Foreskin that covers the glans penis
Created by: Helen Swales