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Appendix 1 Male

Medical Terminology Appendix 1 Male Reproductive

TermDefinition
balan/o penis
orch/o testis
orchi/o testis; testes
orchid/o testis
prostat/o prostate gland
scrot/o scrotum
urethr/o urethra
vas/o vas deferens
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland
Cryptorchism Condition of undescended testis; the testis is not in the scrotal sac at birth
Hydrocele sac of clear fluid in the scrotum
Prostatic Carcinoma Cancer of the prostate gland
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) these affect both males and females and are spread by sexual or other genital contact
Testicular Carcinoma Malignant tumor of the testis
Varicocele Enlarged, swollen veins near a testicle
Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) Examination of the prostate gland with finger palpitation through the rectum
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) Measurement of the amount of PSA in the blood. Higher than normal levels are associated with prostate enlargement or cancer
Semen Analysis Measurement of the number, shape, and motility of sperm cells
Orchiopexy Surgical fixation of an undescended testicle in a young male infant
Trans-urethral Resection of the Prostate Gland (TURP) The removal of portions of the prostate gland with an endoscope inserted into the urethra
Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate (GreenLight PVP) Newer technique that uses a laser to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia
Vasectomy Procedure in which the vas deferens on each side is cut, a piece is removed, and the free ends are folded and ligated (tied) with sutures. This is a sterilization procedure.
BPH Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Hypertrophy)
DRE Digital Rectal Examination
GU Genitourinary
PSA Prostate-specific antigen
STI Sexually Transmitted Disease
TURP Trans-urethral Resection of the Prostate Gland
Created by: amcdoulett