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Male Reproductive

Abbreviations

TermDefinition
BHP benign prostatic hyperplasia (also called benign prostatic hypertrophy)
DRE digital rectal examination
ED erectile dysfunction
GU genitourinary
HPV human papillomavirus
NSU nonspecific urethritis (not due to gonorrhea or chlamydial infection)
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PIN prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia; a precursor of prostate cancer
PSA prostate-specific antigen
PVP photoselective vaporization of the prostate; GreenLight PVP
RPR rapid plasma reagin [test]; a test for syphilis
STD sexually transmitted disease
STI sexually transmitted infection
TRUS transrectal ultrasound [examination]; test to assess the prostate and guide precise placement of a biopsy needle
TUIP transurethral incision of the prostate; successful in less enlarged prostates and less invasive than TURP
TUMT transurethral microwave thermotherapy
TUNA transurethral needle ablation; radiofrequency energy destroys prostate tissue
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
Created by: MamaTurtle67