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Reproductive System

TermDefinition
Genitalia Reproductive Organs
Perineum External region of the area covering the pelvic floor
Scrotum Encloses, protects, and supports the testicles.
Testicles (testes) Two small egg shaped glands that produce the sperm
Seminiferous tubules Where sperm is formed
Sesm (ejaculate) Whitish fluid containing the sperm and various secretions that is ejaculated from the penis
Epididymis Coiled tube at the upper part of each testicle
Penis Male sex organ that transports the sperm into the female vagina
Glans penis a bulbous, sensitive region located at the tip of the penis.
Prepuce also known as the foreskin, covers and protects the glans penis.
Vas Deferns the long, narrow continuation of each epididymis that leads upward to the ejaculatory duct in the prostate gland.
Seminal Vesicles glands located at the base of the urinary bladder
Ejaculatory duct one of the two final portions of the seminal vesicles
Prostate Gland lies under the bladder and surrounds the upper end of the urethra in the region where the vas deferens enters the urethra.
Bulbourethral Glands located on either side of the urethra just below the prostate gland
Cowper's gland These glands add an alkaline secretion to the semen that helps the sperm survive in the female reproductive tract.
Urethra passes through the penis to the outside of the body
Sperm Males gametes
Gamete a reproductive cell
Urologist specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases and disorders of the urinary system of females and the genitourinary system of males
Balanitis inflammation of the glans penis and the foreskin often associated with phimosis
Phimosis narrowing of the opening of the foreskin so it cannot be retracted to expose the glans penis
Impotence also known as erectile dysfunction, the inability of the male to achieve or maintain a penile erection.
Premature ejaculation a condition in which the male reaches climax too soon, usually before or shortly after penetration.
Anorchism the congenital absence of one or both testicles
Cryptorchidism also known as an undescended testis, is a developmental defect in which one or both of the testicles fail to descend into the scrotum.
Epididymitis the inflammation of the epididymis
Hydrocele fluid-filled sac in the scrotum along the spermatic cord leading from the testicles.
Testicular cancer develops in the sperm-producing structures of the testis and is curable when discovered at an early stage.
Testitis inflammation of one or both testicles
Torsion of the testis a sharp pain in the scrotum brought on by twisting of the vas deferens and blood vessels leading into the testicle.
Varicocele a knot of varicose veins in one side of the scrotum
Priapism a painful erection, lasting four houurs or more, that is not accompanied by sexual excitement.
Azoospermia the absence of sperm in the semen
Oligospermia low sperm count
Prostate Cancer one of the most common cancers among men.
Prostatitis an inflammation of the prostate gland
Prostate-specific antigen used to screen for prostate cancer
Circumcision the surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis and is usually performed a few days after birth.
orchidectomy the surgical removal of one or both testicles
varicocelectomy the removal of a portion of an enlarged vein to relieve a varicocele
Sterilization any procedure rendering an individual incapable of reproduction
Created by: nikkiw