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Male Repro System

Male Reproductive System Chapter 16

TermDefinition
Andropause a change of life for men, occurring in late 40's or early 50's, decrease in male hormone (androgen) levels
Epididymis a tightly coiled tubule that resembles a comma, houses sperm until they mature, become fertile and motile
Epididymitis acute or chronic inflammation of the epididymitis; result of UTI, prolonged use of indwelling catheters, or venereal disease in the male
Exudate fluid, pus, or serum slowly discharged from cells or blood vessels through small pores or breaks in cell membranes
Glans Penis tip of the penis
Hematospermia presence of blood in the seminal fluid
Orchidopexy surgical fixation of an undescended testicle
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Inflammation of the upper female genital tract; also known as Salpingitis
Prostatectomy removal of all or part of the prostate gland
Purulent producing or containing pus
Perineum area between the scrotum and the anus
Salphingitis inflammation of the fallopian tubes
Seminiferous Tubules coils of tiny tubules responsible for sperm production; located in the testes
Seminal Vesicles glands that secrete seminal fluid into the vas deferens
Anorchism absence of one or both testicles
Balanitis inflammation of the glans penis and the mucous membrane beneath it
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy a benign enlargement of the prostate gland, creating pressure on the upper part of the urethra or neck of the bladder
Crytorchidism condition of undescended testicle (s); absence of one or both testicles from the scrotum
Hydrocele accumulation of fluid in any saclike cavity or duct, particularly the scrotal sac or along the spermatic cord
Hypospadias a congenital defect in which the urethra opens on the underside of the penis instead of at the end
Orchitis inflammation of the testes due to a virus, bacterial infection or injury
Phimosis a tightness of the foreskin of the penis that prevents it from being pulled back
Varicocele an abnormal dilation of the veins of the spermatic cord leading to testicle
Chlamydia STD that causes cervicitis in women and urethritis, epididymitis in men
Gonorrhea STD of the mucous membrane of the genital tract in men and women; caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Syphilis STD characterized by lesions that may involve any organ or tissue; caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum
Trichomoniasis STD; caused by a protozoan (a microscopic parasite), usually found in the vagina and urethral tissues
Orchidectomy surgical removal of a testicle
Orchidopexy surgical fixation of a testicle
Radical Prostatectomy surgical removal of the entire prostate gland as a treatment of cancer
Suprapubic Prostatectomy surgical removal of the prostate gland by making an incision into the abdominal wall, just above the pubic bone
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TUR or TURP) surgical removal of a portion of the prostate gland by inserting a resectoscope through the urethra and into the bladder
Created by: wallace263