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bulbourethral gland

One of a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra

Cowper gland

bulbourethral gland

ejaculation

ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra

ejaculatory duct

Tube through which semen enters the male urethra

epididymis

one pair of long, tightly coiled tubes lying on top of each testie, it carries the sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vas deferens

erectile dysfunction

inability of an adult male to achieve an erection

flagellum

a long, hairlike structure that grows out of a cell and enables the cell to move

fraternal twins

TWO INFANTS BORN OF THE SAME PREGNANCY FROM TWO SEPARATE OVA FERTILIZED BY TWO DIFFERENT SPERM

glans penis

sensitive tip of the penis

identical twins

two infants resulting from division of one fertilized egg into two distinct embryos

impotence

inability of an adult male to achieve an erection

interstitial cells

in the testes, these lie between the seminiferous tubules and produce the hormone testosterone. a pituitary gland hormone (luteinizing hormone [LH]) stimulates interstitial cells to produce testosterone.

parenchyma

tissue composed of essential and functional cells of organ. In the testis, the parenchymal tissue includes seminiferous tubules that produce sperm

perineum

external region between the anus and scrotum in the male

prepuce

a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis

prostate gland

exocrine gland, in men, at the base of the urinary bladder that secretes the fluid part of semen into the urethra during ejaculation

scrotum

external sac containing the testes

semen

spermatozoa and seminal fluid

seminal vesicle

either of paired sac-like male exocrine glands that secrete a fluid in the vas deferend

seminiferous tubules

NARROW, COILED TUBULES THAT PRODUCE SPERM IN THE TESTES

spermatozoon

sperm cell

sterilization

a surgical procedure that prevents reproduction by total or partial removal of the reproductive organs

stroma

supportive, connective tissue of an organ, as distinguished from its parenchyma

testis

male gonad that produces sperm

testosterone

hormone secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testes; responsible for male sex characteristics

vas deferens

tube that carries sperm from the epididymis to the urethra

androgen

Hormones that produce or stimulate the development of male characteristics

balanitis

inflammation of the glans penis

cryogenic surgery

Use of extremely cold temperatures to freeze or destroy tissue.

cryptorchism

undescended testicles

epididymitis

inflammation of the epididymis

gonorrhea

A highly contagious venereal disease of the genital mucous membrane of either sex

hydrocele

Sac of clear fluid in the scrotum

orchiectomy

surgical removal of one or both testicles-castration

anorchism

absence of one of both testes

orchitis

inflammation of the testes

prostatitis

inflammation of the prostate gland

prostatectomy

excision of the prostate gland

seminiferous tubules

NARROW, COILED TUBULES THAT PRODUCE SPERM IN THE TESTES

seminal vesicles

two main glands located at the base of the bladder that open into the vas deferens

spermolytic

pertaining to the destruction of sperm cells

oligospermia

scanty production and expulsion of sperm

aspermia

Failure to form or ejaculate semen

teratoma

a benign mass containing hair, teeth, etc.

testicular

pertaining to the testes

varicocele

enlarged, swollen, herniated veins near testis

vasectomy

surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization)

azoospermia

absence of sperm in the semen

spermatogenesis

the production of sperm cells

testosterone

male sex hormone

orchiopexy

Surgical fixation of an undescended testicle

vasovasostomy

a surgical procedure that attempts to restore the function of the vas deferens after a vasectomy

carcinoma of the testes

malignant tumor of the testicles

cryptorchism

failure of one or both testes to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops

testicular torsion

twisting of the spermatic cord

carcinoma of the prostate

Malignant tumor of the prostate gland

prostatic hyperplasia

Benign growth of cells with in the prostate gland; benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Sign and symptoms are Urinary obstruction and inability to empty the bladder completely.

hypospadias

an abnormal condition in males in which the urethra opens on the under surface of the penis

phimosis

narrowing of the opening of the prepuce over the glans penis

chlamydial infection

bacteria invade the urethra and reproductive tract of man and women

gonorrhea

inflammation of the genital tract mucous membranes, caused by infection with gonococci

herpes genitalis

Infection of the skin and mucosa of the genitals, caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) and marked by blisters

PSA test

measures levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood

semen analysis

ejaculated fluid is examined microscopically

castration

surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men)

circumcision

surgical removal of the foreskin of the penis

digital rectal examination (DRE)

finger palpation through the anal canal and rectum to examine the prostate gland

photoselective vaporization of the prostate

Removal of tissue to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using a green light laser (laser TURP)

transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

excision of benign prostatic hyperplasia using a resectoscope through the urethra

andr/o

male

balan/o

glans penis

cry/o

cold

crypt/o

hidden

epididym/o

epididymis

gon/o

seed

hyrd.o

water, fluid

orch/o, orchi/o, orchid/o

testis, testicle

prostat/o

prostate gland

semin/i

semen/seed

sperm/o, spermat/o

spermatozoa, semen

terat/o

monster

test/o

testis, testicle

varic/o

varicose veins

vas/o

vessel, duct ; vas deferens

zo/o

animal life

-genesis

formation

-one

hormone

-pexy

fixation, put in place

-stomy

new opening

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