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MT Chapter 13

balan/o glans penis
orch/o testis or testicle
orchid/o testis or testicle
prostat/o prostate
spermat/o sperm (seed)
testis one of the two male reproductive glands, located in the scrotum, that produce sperm and the hormone testosterone, also called testicle
sperm male gamete or sex cell produced in the testes that unites with the oocyte in the female to produce offspring; also called spermatozoon
epididymis coiled duct on the top and at the side of the testis that stores sperm before emission
prepuce loose casing that covers the glans penis; removed by circumcision; also called foreskin
seminal vesicle one of two sac-like structures behind the bladder and connected to the vas deferens on each side; secretes an alkaline substance into the semen to enable the sperm to live longer
ejaculatory duct duct formed by the union of the ductus (vas) deferens with the duct of the seminal vesicle; its fluid is carried into the urethra
perineum external region between the scrotum and anus in a male and between the vulva (external genitals) and anus in a female
azoospermia semen without living spermatozoa; a sign of infertility in a male
anorchism absence of one or both testes
cryptorchism undescended testicle, or failure of a testis to descend into the scrotal sac during fetal development; the testis most often remains lodged in the abdomen or inguinal canal, requiring surgical repair, also called cryptorchidism
epididymitis inflammation of the epididymis
phimosis a narrowed condition of the prepuce (foreskin) resulting in its inability to be drawn over the glans penis, often leading to infection; commonly requires circumcision
testicular cancer malignant tumor in one or both testicles commonly developing from the germ cells that produce sperm; classified in two groups according to growth potential
seminoma most common type of testicular tumor, composed of immature germ cells; highly treatable with early detection
varicocele enlarged, swollen, herniated veins near the testis
syphilis sexually transmitted infection caused by a spirochete and which may involve any organ or tissue over time; usually manifests first on the skin, with the appearance of small, painless, red papules that erode and form bloodless ulcers called chancres
human papillomavirus (HPV) virus transmitted by direct sexual contact that causes an infection that can occur on the skin or mucous membranes of the genitals
biopsy of the prostate needle biopsy of the prostate gland; often performed using ultrasound guidance
testicular biopsy biopsy of a testicle
urethrogram x-ray of the urethra and prostate
semen analysis study of semen, including a sperm count with observation of morphology (form) and motility; usually performed to rule out male infertility
endorectal sonogram of the prostate scan of the prostate made after introducing an ultrasonic transducer into the rectum; also used to guide needle biopsy; also called transrectal sonogram of the prostate
circumcision removal of the foreskin (prepuce), exposing the glans penis
epididymectomy removal of an epididymis
human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which permits various opportunistic infections, malignancies, and neurologic diseases; contracted through exposure to contaminated blood or body fluid
scrotum skin-covered pouch in the groin divided into two sacs, each containing a testis and an epididymis
orchioplasty repair of a testicle
prostatectomy removal of the prostate gland
transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) removal of prostatic gland tissue through the urethra using a resectoscope, a specialized urologic endoscope; common treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia/hypertrophy (BPH)
vasectomy removal of a segment of the vas (ductus) deferens to produce sterility in the male
vasovasostomy restoration of the function of the vas deferens to regain fertility after a vasectomy
chemotherapy treatment of malignancies, infections, and other diseases with chemical agents that destroy selected cells or impair their ability to reproduce
brachytherapy radiation therapy technique involving internal implantation of radioactive isotopes, such as radioactive seeds to treat prostate cancer; brachy-, meaning short distance, refers to localized application
penile self-injection intracavernosal (into the columns of penile erectile tissue) injection therapy causing an erection; used in treatment of erectile dysfunction
penile prosthesis implantation of a device designed to provide an erection of the penis; used to treat physical impotence
aspermia inability to secrete or ejaculate sperm
Cowper glands pair of glands below the prostate, with ducts opening into the urethra, that adds a viscid (sticky) fluid to the semen; also called bulbourethral glands
glans penis bulging structure at the distal end of the penis
prostate gland trilobular gland that encircles the urethra just below the bladder and secretes an alkaline fluid into the semen, also called prostate
DRE digital rectal examination
ED erectile dysfunction
HPV human papillomavirus
HSV-2 herpes simplex virus type 2
STD sexually transmitted disease
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
PSA prostate-specific antigen
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