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Concept Dis. Ch.20

The Male Reproductive System

Protein produced by fetal liver early in gestation & sometimes produced by tumor cells alpha fetoprotein
malignant proliferation of trophoblastic tissue choriocarcinoma
malignant testicular tumor; malignant cells have features resembling rapidly growing trophoblastic tissue embryonal carcinoma
hormone made by neoplastic cells in some types of malignant testicular tumors human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
accumulation of excess fluid within the tunica vaginalis of the testis hydrocele
antigen produced by prostatic epithelial cells; higher-than-normal concentrations in blood of patients w/prostatic cancer & other prostate diseases prostate-specific antigen
one type of malignant tumor of testis seminoma
interstitial or Leydig cells of the testes produce adrenaline
obstruction of the vasa deferentia, scarring of the urethra, infection of the prostate, & inflammation of the anterior urethra are caused by untreated Gonorrhea and Nongonococcal Urethritis
oral medications, radio waves, surgical reduction, & lasers are commonly used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia
transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or "Reaming Out" procedure for treating an enlarged prostate is extremely invasive
causes impotence, will not significantly improve the survival rate for many patients, & is not the only treatment option available in treating radical prostatectomy
decreased testosterone production, decreased sperm production, & impotency are all health problems associated with cryptorchidism
severe pain, swelling, hemorrhagic infarction of the testis, & engorgement of the testis are all symptoms of testicular torsion
dilated spermatic cord veins, which can cause discomfort and may eventually lead to impotence varicocele
stress and emotional factors, impaired blood supply, nerve damage, & low testosterone levels can cause Erectile Dysfunction
inhibit certain enzymes that break down cGMP phosphodiesterase drugs
will often produce hormones produced in the placenta during pregnancy testicular tumors
carcinoma of the penis can be largely prevented through circumcision
seminoma is one type of malignant testicular tumor
prostate-specific antigen is found in higher than normal amount in blood of individual with prostatic carcinoma
prostate-specific antigen is a product produced by prostatic epithelial cells
cryptorchidism is undescended testis
twisted spermatic cord testicular torsion
overgrowth of prostatic tissue prostate hyperplasia