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LOM Ch. 9

The Language of Medicine Ch 9 Male Reproductive System by Chabner

Flagellum a long, hairlike structure that grows out of a cell and enables the cell to move
Ejaculation ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra
Testosterone hormone secreted by the inerstitial tissue of the testes: responsible for male sex characteristics
Testicles makes sperm and testosterone
Scrotum external sac that contains the testes
Perineum external regions between the anus and scrotum in the male
Parenchyma essential, distinguishing tissue of any organ or system
Vas Deferens/ Ductus Deferens narrow tube (one on each side) carrying sperm from the epididymis toward the urethra
Vasectomy/Sterilization bilateral surgical removal o fa part of the vas deferens to produce sterility
Urethra tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body
Semen thick secretion containing spermatozoa(sperm cells) and seminal fluid, sperm cells account for less than 1% of semen volume
Prostate Gland an exocrine gland located at the base of the male bladder in males that contributes to the seminal fluid
Impotence (ED) (erectile dysfunction) inability to achieve an erection
andr/o male
cry/o cold
crypt/o hidden
epididym/o epididymis
gon/o seed
hydr/o water, fluid
orch/o, orchi/o, orchid/o testis, testicle
pen/o penis
prostat/o prostate gland
semin/i semen, seed
sperm/o, spermat/o spermatozoa, semen
terat/o monster
test/o testis, testicle
varic/o varicose veins
vas/o vessel, duct; vas deferens
zo/o animal life
PSA DRE TURP BPH ED HSV HPV prostate-specific antigen
-genesis formation
-one hormone
-stomy new opening
DRE digital rectal exam
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
BPH benign prostatic hyperplasia aka benign prostatic hypertrophy (benign growth of cells within the prostate gland)
ED erectile dysfunction
HSV herpes simplex virus
HPV human papilloma virus
prepuce foreskin; fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
urologist A physician who specializes in diseases of the urinary organs in females and the urinary and sex organs in males
andrology a branch of medicine concerned with the anatomy, functions, and disorders (such as infertility or impotence) of the male reproductive system
spermatozoon sperm cell
epididymis one of apair of long, tightly coiled tubes above each testis, it stores and carries sperm from seminiferous tubules to the vas deferens
-pexy to put in place
cryptorchidism; cryptorchism undescended testicles
hydrocele sac of clear fluid near the scrotum
testicular torsion twisting of the spermatic cord
carcinoma of the testes malignant tumor of the testicles(testicular cancer)
hypospadias congenital abnormality in which the male urethral opening is on the undersurface of the penis, instead of the tip
circumcision surgical procedure to remove the prepuce of the penis
Created by: Marshaherrera



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