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a male hormone responsible for the secondary sex characteristic changes that occur with the onset of puberty


the male gonads


a sac located posterior to the penis

seminiferous tubles

specialized coils of tiny tubules that are responsible for the production of sperm


its purpose is that of housing the sperm until the move, becoming fertile and motile

prostate gland

a gland that surronds the base of the urethra, which secretes a milky, colored secretion into the urethra during ejaculation

bulbourethral glands

a pair of small pea-shaped glands that empty into the urethra just before it extends through the penis. AKA cowper's gland


the absence of one or both testicles

carcinoma of the testes

a malignant tumor of the testicles


a condition of undescended testicles


the inability of a male to achieve or sustain an erection


a congenital defect in which the urethra opens on the underside of the penis instead of at the end


imflammation of the testes due to a virus, bacterial infection, or injury

carcinoma of the prostate

malignant growth within the prostate gland


inflammationof the glans penis and the mucous membrane beneath it


an accumulation of fluid in andy saclike cavity or duct, particularly the scrotal sac or along the spermatic cord


a congential defect in whic the urethra open on the upper side of the penis at some point near the glans

inguina hernia

a protrusion of a part of the intestine through a weakened spot in the muscles and membranes of the inguinal region of the abdomen


a tightness of the the foreskin of the penis that prevents it from being pulled back


a sexuall transmitted bacterial infection that causes cervicitis in women and urethritis and epididymitis in men

genital warts

small cauliflower-like fleshy growths transmitted from person to person through sexual intercourse


a sexually transmitted disease characterized by lesions caused by spirochete treponema pallidum


a sexually transmitted protozoal infection of the vagina, urethra, or prostate. The causitive organism is trichomonas vaginalis


a sexually transmitted bacterial infection of the mucous membrane of the genital tract in men and women. the causative organism is neisseria gonorrhoeae


acquired immunodeficiency syndrome


a surgical cutting and tying of the vas deferns to prevent the passage of sperm

FTA-ABS test

a seroligical test for syphilis. the acronym stands for flourescent treponemal antibody-absorption test


the surgical removal of the testicles in the male or the ovaries in the female

wet mount; wet prep

the microscopic examination of fresh vagingal or male urethral secretions to test for the presence of living organisms

suprapubic prostatectomy

the surgical removal of the prostate gland by making an incision into the abdominal wall, just above the pubis

semen analysis

an assessment of a sample of semen

genital herpes

a highly contagious viral infection of the male and female genitalia and it can recur spontaneously once the virus has been acquired


the process of visualizing the urinary tract through a cystoscope that has been inserted in the urethra

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