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Male Reproduction wl

Words and their Meanings

Androgen To produce male hormones.
Aspermia Lack of, or failure to, ejaculate sperm.
Balanitis Inflammation of the head of the penis.
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Enlargement of the prostate resulting in the inability of the bladder to empty completely.
Circumcision Surgical removal of the foreskin from the head of the penis.
Cowper's Glands (Bulbourethral glands) Two pea-shaped glands below the prostate gland that provide a fluid necessary for the viability of the sperm.
Cryptorchidism Failure of the testes to descend into the scrotal sac prior to birth.
Cystitis Inflammation of the bladder.
Ejaculation The expulsion of seminal fluid from the male urethra.
Epididymis A single, tightly coiled tube above each testis, and leading to the vas deferens, that stores sperm after it leaves the seminiferous tubules.
Epispadias When the urethra opens on the upper surafce of the penis.
Foreskin Loose skin covering the end of the penis.
Gonadotropin Hormonal preparation used to raise sperm count in cases of infertility.
Gynecomastia Development of abnormally large breasts in the male.
Impotence Inability of a male to obtain or maintain an erection.
Inguinal Canal Passageway in the groin for the spermatic cord in the male.
Inguinal Hernia Presence of small intestine in the inguinal canal.
Orchiectomy Surgical removal of the testes.
Orchiepididymitis Inflammation of the testes and epididymis.
Penis The male external sex organ.
Phimosis Stenosis of the opening of the prepuce preventing retraction of the foreskin.
Prostate A gland of the male reproductive system which surrounds the proximal portion of the urethra.
Prosatectomy Excision of part or all of the prostate gland.
Puberty Age of sexual maturation.
Scrotum The double pouch containing the testes and part of the spermatic cord.
Semen The mixtures of secretions from the various glands and organs of the reproductive system of the male, which is expelled at orgasm.
Sperm The male gamete or sex cell. Produced in the seminiferous tubules and matured in the epididymis.
Spermicide Medication used to inhibit the sperm's passage to the ovum. 85% effective as a birth control measure.
Transurethral Through the urethra; refers to the removal of the prostate by going through the urethral wall.
Vas Deferens Excretory duct of the testes.
Vasectomy The cutting out portion of the vas deferens.
Prepuce Foreskin that covers the glans penis.
Created by: Goldilocks