A pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra. They secrete fluid into the urethra. Also called Cowper glands.
epidiymis (plural: epididymides)
One of a pair of long, tightly coiled tubes on top of each testis. It carries sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vas deferens.
Two infant boys born of the same pregnancy from two separate eggs and fertilized by two different sperm.
Two infants resulting from division of one fertilized egg into two distinct embryos. Conjoined (Siamese) twins are incompletely separated identical twins.
The essential distinctive cells of an organ. In the testis, the seminiferous tubules that produce sperm are the parenchymal tissues.
Exocrine gland at the base of the male urinary bladder. The prostate secretes the fluid part of semen into the urethra during ejaculation.
Paired sac-like male exocrine glands that secrete fluid (a major component of semen) into the vas deferens
Procedure that removes an individual's ability to produce or release reproductive cells
testis (plural: testes)
Male gonad (testicle) that produces spermatozoa and the hormone testosterone.
Hormone secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testes; responsible for male sex characteristics
Narrow tube (one on each side) that carries sperm from the epididymis into the body and toward the urethra. Also called ductus deferens.
Congenital abnormality in which the male urethral opening is on the undersurface of penis, instead of at it's tip
Bacterial invasion (by Chlamydia trachomatis) of the urethra and reproductive tract
Inflammation of the genital tract mucosa, cause by infection with gonococci (berry-shaped bacteria)
human papillomavirus (HPV)
Infection of the skin and mucous membranes in the anogenital region by the human papillomavirus
digital rectal examination (DRE)
Finger palpation through the anal cavity and rectum to examine the prostate gland.
photoselective vaporization of the prostate (GreenLight PVP)
Removal of tissue to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using a green laser (laser TURP)
transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
Excision of benign prostatic hyperplasia using a resectoscope through the urethra.