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Clinical Terms Ch 27

Clinical Terms Exam 4 for Reproductive System

cryptorchidism failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum by the time of birth
endometrial polyps benign epithelial tumors of the uterine lining
endometriosis growth of endometrial tissue outside of the uterus
gonorrhea a sexually transmitted disease of the reproductive tract
leiomyomas/ fibroids benign myometrial tumors that are the most common reproductive system tumors in women
orchiectomy surgical removal of a testis
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) an infection of the UTERINE TUBES
prostate cancer a malignant, metastasizing cancer that is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in males
prostatectomy surgical removal of the prostate gland
prostate-specific antigen (PSA) an antigen whose concentration in the blood increases in indivividuals with prostate cancer or other prostate diseases
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) diseases transferred from one individual to another primarily or exclusively through sexual contact. Examples include gonorrhea, syphilis, herpes and AIDS.
testicular torsion twisting of the spermatic cord and reduction in testicular blood flow resulting from rotation of the testis inside the scrotal cavity
vaginitis infection of the Vaginal CANAL by funal or bacterial pathogens
vasectomy surgical removal of a segment of the ductus deferens, making it impossible for spermatozoa to reach the distal portions of the reproductive tract
Created by: afogel