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Male Repro System

Medical Terminology

TermDefinition
vas deferens Tube that receives sperm from the epididymis
epididymis coiled tube attached to the testis
perineum area between the thighs, extending from the coccyx to the pubis
raphe line separating two symmetrical structures
seminal vesicle sac of vas deferens that produces seminal fluid
flagellum tail of a sperm
seminiferous tubules coiled tubes in the testes that produce sperm
testosterone androgen produced by the testes
choriocarcinoma highly malignant cancer in a testis or ovary
cryptorchism failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum
epididymitis inflammation of the epididymis
orchitis inflammation of the testes
teratoma neoplasm containing multiple tissues from other sites in the body
torsion the act or result of twisting
varicocele varicose veins of the spermatic cord
prostate organ surrounding the beginning of the urethra
semen ejaculate containing sperm and seminal fluid
anorchism absence of testes
dysuria pain or difficulty when urinating
nocturia excessive urination at night
polyuria excessive production of urine
prostatitis inflammation of the prostate
frenulum fold of membrane between the glans and prepuce
glans head of the penis
prepuce fold of skin that covers the glans penis
balanitis inflammation of the glans and prepuce of the penis
chancre primary lesion of syphilis
epispadias condition where the urethra opens on the dorsal side of the penis
hypospadias condition where the urethra opens on the ventral side of the penis
impotence inability to achieve an erection
paraphimosis condition where retracted prepuce cannot be pulled forward to cover the glans
phimosis condition where the prepuce cannot be retracted
Peyronie disease penile bending and pain on erection
priapism persistent erection of the penis
brachytherapy radiation therapy with implanted radiation
circumcision to remove all or part of the prepuce
orchiectomy removal of one or both testes
prostatectomy surgical removal of the prostate
urethrotomy incision of a stricture of the urethra
vasectomy excision of a segment of the vas deferens
Created by: Prof Parker