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Med Language Ch. 12

Turley - Male Reproductive Medicine

scrot/o a bag; scrotum
perineum area between the anus and scrotum in males; or the area between the anus and vulva in females
lumen internal opening
gonads sex glands
testes egg shaped gland in each side of the scrotum
semen fluid expelled from the penis during ejaculation
prepuce foreskin of the penis that covers the urethral meatus in an uncircumcised male
puberty adolescence
cryptorchism/cryptorchidism failure of one or both of the testicles to descend into the scrotum
epididymitis inflammation and infection of the epididymis
oligospermia fewer than normal number of spermatozoa are produced by the testes
priapism continuing erection of the penis with pain and tenderness
chordee downward curvature of the penis during an erection
dyspareunia painful or painful sexual intercourse or postcoital pain
coitus the physical union of a male and female during sexual intercourse
phimosis congenital condition in which the opening of the foreskin is too small to allow the foreskin to pull back over the glans penis
balanitis inflammation and infection of the glans penis
prostatitis acute or chronic bacteria of the prostate gland
benign prostatic hypertrophy (hyperplasia) benign, gradual enlargement of the prostate gland that normally occurs as a man ages
varicocele varicose vein in the spermatic cord to the testis
orchitis inflammation or infection of the testes
gynecomastia enlargement of the male breast
circumcision procedure to remove the foreskin
TURP transurethral resection of the prostate
vasectomy procedure in the male to prevent pregnancy in the female in which the vas deferens is divided, a length of each tube is removed and the cut ends are sutured and crushed or cauterized
STD sexually transmitted disease
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy (hyperplasia)
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
VD Venereal disease
HPV human papilloma virus
GU genitourinary
PSA prostate specific antigen
orchi/o; orch/o testis
crypt/o- hidden