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Chapter 9 exam

all about the male reproductive

WordMeaning
Anorchism congenital absense of one or both testes.
Azoospermia lack of spermatozoa in the semen
balanitis inflamation of the glans penis
bulbourethral gland one of a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra
Cryptorchism undescendant testicles
gonorrhea inflamation of the genital tract mucous membranes caused by infection with gonococci
hydrocele sac of clear fluid in the scrotum
hypospadias congenital opening of the male urethra on the undersurface of the penis.
oligospermia an insufficient # of spermatozoa in the semen
orchiopexy operation to correct cryptorchism
perineum an area between the anus and the scrotum in males
phimosis narrowing of the opening of the prepuce over the glans penis (phim/o means to muzzle)
prepuce skin covering the tip of the penis (foreskin)
purulent pus filled
stroma supportive connective tissue of an organ, as distinguished from its parenchyma
syphilis chronic sti caused by a spirochete (spiral shaped bacterium)
varicocele enlarged dilated veins near the testicles
vas deferens narrow tubes that carries the sperm from the epydidymis into the body and towards the urethra
vasectomy bilateral surgical removal of a part of the vas deferens
epididymides plural form meaning: pair of long tightly coiled tubes lying on top of each testis ( carries sperm from seminiferous tubes to vas deferens)
epididymitis inflamation of the epidiymis
prostatic hyperplasia benign growth of cells within the prostate gland
hypospadias congenital opening of the male urethra on the undersurface of the penis.
venereal transmitted by sexual or genital contact
orchiopexy operation to correct cryptorchism
testosterone made by the testis
seminoma a malignant tumor of the testis arising from sperm forming tissues
orchiectomy surgical removal of 1 or both testis
flagellum hair - like projection on a sperm cell that makes it able to move.
spermatozoon sperm cell
seminiferous tubules narrow, coiled tubules that produce sperm in the testis
bulbourethral gland one of a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra.
Cowper gland bulbourethral gland.
glans penis sensitive tip of the penis.
scrotum external sac that contains the testis
testis male gonad that produces spermatozoa and hormone testosterone
testicular torsion twisting of the spermatic cord (usually in first year of life)
castration surgical excision of the testicles
DRE digital rectal examination (examining the prostate with fingers through the rectum
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate (removing part of the prostate glandusing a retroscope through the urethra.)
GU genitourinary
HSV herpes simplex virus
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PSA prostate specific antigen
STI sexually transmitted infection
Created by: zanney