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male reprod system

Diagnostic, Symptomatic, and Related Terms

TermDefinition
anorchidism Congenital absence of one or both testes; also called anorchia or anorchism
aspermia Failure to form or ejaculate semen
balanitis Inflammation of the skin covering the glans penis
epispadias Malformation in which the urethra opens on the dorsum of the penis
erectile dysfunction (ED) Repeated inability to initiate or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse
hydrocele Accumulation of serous fluid in a saclike cavity, especially the testes and associated structures
hypospadias Developmental anomaly in which the urethra opens on the underside of the penis or, in extreme cases, on the perineum
phimosis Stenosis or narrowing of preputial orifice so that the foreskin cannot be retracted over the glans penis
sterility Inability to produce offspring; in the male, inability to fertilize the ovum
varicocele Swelling and distention of veins of the spermatic cord
circumcision Removal of all or part of the foreskin, or prepuce, of the penis
nephropexy Fixation of a floating or mobile kidney
orchidectomy Removal of one or both testes; also called orchiectomy
transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) Surgical procedure that involves inserting a resectoscope into the urethra to “chip away” at the prostate gland to remove the obstruction and flushing out the chips and sending them for analysis to detect possible evidence of cancer
urethrotomy Incision of a urethral stricture
vasectomy Excision of all or a segment of the vas deferens
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