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testis, or testicle
primary male sex organs, paired, oval-shaped, and enclosed in a sac called the scrotum
approximately 900 coiled tubes within the testes in which spermatogenesis occurs
coiled duct atop each of the testes that provides for storage, transit, and maturation of spermatozoa
vas deferens, ductus deferens, or seminal duct
duct carrying for the sperm from the epididymis to the urethra
encircles the upper end of the urethra; secretes a fluid that aids in the movement of the sperm and ejaculation
erectile dysfunction (ED)
the inability of the male to attain or maintain an erection sufficient to perform sexual intercourse; formally known as impotence
radical prostatectomy (RP)
excision of the prostate gland with its capsule, seminal vesicles, vas deferens, and sometimes pelvic lymph nodes
excision of the prostate gland through an abdominal incision made above the pubic bone and through an incision in the bladder
transurethral incision of the prostate gland (TUIP)
a surgical procedure that widens the urethra by making a few small incision in the bladder neck and the prostate gland
transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT)
a treatment that eliminates excess tissue present in benign prostatic hyperplasia by using heat generated by microwave
transurethral resection of the prostate gland (TURP)
successive pieces of the prostate gland tissue are resected by using a resectoscope inserted through the urethra
prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
a blood test that measures the level of prostate-specific antigen in the blood
digital rectal examination (DRE)
a physical examination in which the physician inserts a finger into the rectum and feels for the rectum and feels for the size and shaped of the prostate gland through the rectal wall
cover for the penis worn during coitus to prevent conception and the spread of sexually transmitted disease
contagious, inflammatory sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacterial organism that affects the mucous membranes of the genitourinary system
human papillomavirus (HPV)
a prevalent sexually transmitted disease causing benign or cancerous growths in male and female genitals
period when secondary sex characteristics develop and the ability to reproduce sexually begins
sexually transmitted disease (STD)
diseases, such as syphilis, gnorrhea, and genital herpes, transmitted during sexual contact
chronic infection caused by the bacterium treponema pallidum, which usually is transmitted by sexual contact
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