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MedTerm - StaceyLaBranche CH13 CreativeStudyAssignment

Brachytherapy Radiation therapy technique involving internal implantation of radioactive isotopes, such as radioactive seeds to treat prostate cancer
Chemotherapy Treatment of malignancies, infections, and other diseases with chemical agents that destroy selected cells or impair their ability to reproduce
Vasectomy Removal of a segment of the vas (ductus) deferent to produce sterility in the male
Prostatectomy Removal of the prostate gland
Circumcision Removal of the foreskin (prepuce), exposing the glans penis
Urethrogram X-ray of the urethra and prostate
Biopsy Tissue sampling used to identify neoplasia
TURP Transurethral resection of the prostate
HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy
ED Erectile Dysfunction
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Virus transmitted by direct sexual contract that causes an infection that can occur on the skin or mucous membranes of the genitals
Chlymydia Most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in North America; often occurs with no symptoms and is treated only after it has spread
Varicocele Enlarged, swollen, herniated veins near the testis (varicose = twisted vein)
Prostatitis Inflammation of the prostate
Prostate Cancer Malignancy of the prostate gland
Hypospadias Congenital abnormal opening of the male urethra on the undersurface of the penis (spadias = to draw away)
Hydrocele Hernia of fluid in the testis or in the tubes leading from the testis
Balanitis Inflammation of the glans penis
Mucopurulent Discharge Drainage of mucus and pus
Oligospermia Decreased production and expulsion of sperm
Perineum External region between the scrotum and anus in a male and between the vulva (external genitals) and anus in a female
Semen A mixture of the secretions of the testes, seminal vessels, prostate, and bulbourethral glands discharged from the male urethra during orgasm (semen = seed)
Foreskin Loosing casing that covers the glans penis; removed by circumcision; prepuce
Epidiymis Coiled duct on the top and at the side of the testis that stores sperm before emission
Scrotum Skin-covered pouch in the groin divided into two sacs, each containing a testis and an epididymis
Aspermia Inability to secrete or ejaculate sperm
Anorchism Absence of one or both testes
PSA Prostate-Specific Antigen
HBV Hepatitis B virus
Semen Analysis Study of semen, including a sperm count with observation of morphology (form) and motility; usually performed to rule out male infertility
Created by: StaceyLaBranche
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