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HHS Genitourinary Sy

Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related Terms

anuria absence of urine production or urianry output
bladder neck obstruction (BNO) Blockage at the base of the bladder that reduces or prevents urine from passing into the urethra
chronic renal failure Renal failure that occurs over a period of years, in whcih the kidneys lose their ability to maintain volume and composition of body fluids with normal dietary intake
dysuria Painful or difficult urnation, commmonly described as a "burning sensation" while urinating
enuresis Involuntary discharge of urine; also called incontinence
fistula Abnormal passage from a hollow organ to the surface or from one organ to another
frequency Voiding urine at frequent intervals
hesitancy Involuntary delay in initiating urination
nocturia Excessive or frequent urination after going to bed
oliguria Diminshed capactiy to form and pass urine, resulting in inefficient excretion of the end products of metabolism
urgency Feeling of the need to void immediately
anorchidism congenital absence of one or both testes; also called anorchia or anorchism
aspermia Failure to form or ejaculate semen
balanitis Inflammation of the skin covering the glans penis
epispadias Malformation in which the urethra opens on the dorsum of the penis
erectile dysfunction (ED) Repeated inability to initiate or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse
hydrocele Accumalation of serous fluid in a saclike cavity, especially the testes and associated structures
hypospadias developmental anomaly in which the urethra opens on the underside of the penis or, in extreme cases, on the perineum
phimosis Stenosis or narrowing of preputial orifice so that the foreskin cannot be retracted over the glans penis
sterility Inability to produce offspring; in the male, inability to fertilize the ovum
variocele Swelling and distension of veins of the spermatic cord