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Ch9- STD & Tests

The Language of Medicine- 8th Edition

QuestionAnswer
gonorrhea inflammation of the genital tract mucous membranes, caused by infection with gonococci
herpes genitalis infection of the skin and mucosa of the genitals, caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and marked by blisters
syphilis chronic STD caused by a spirochete
PSA test measures levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood
semen analysis ejaculated fluid is examined microscopically
castration surgical excision of testicles or ovaries
circumcision surgical procedure to remove the prepuce of the penis
digital rectal examination (DRE) finger palpation through the anal canal and rectum to examine the prostate gland
photoselective vaporization of the prostate (greenlight PVP) removal of tissue to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using a green light laser
transurethral resection of the prostate excision of benign prostatic hyperplasia using a resectoscope through the urethra
vasectomy bilateral surgical removal of part of the vas deferens
Created by: fergy