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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AIDS. A disease that affects the body's immune system. Transmitted by exchange of body fluid during sex, reuse of old needles, receiving contaminated blood transfusions
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Excessive development pertaining to the prostate gland. Nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate gland
STD sometimes to referred to as a silent STD because many people don't know they have the disease. Symptoms: painful urination, discharge from penis in men, genital itching, vaginal discharge, bleeding between periods
Digital Rectal Exam
A physical exam in which the physician inserts a finger into the rectum and feels for the size and shape of the prostate gland through the rectal wall. used to screen for BPH and cancer of the prostate
the inability of the male to attain or maintain an erection, sufficient to preform sexual intercourse
contagiuos inflammatory STD caused by a bacterial organism that affects the mucous membranes of the genito-urinary system
Human immunodeficiency virus
a type of retrovirus that causes AIDS. HIV infects T helper cells of the immune system allowing for opportunistic infections such as blah blah.
Human papilloma virus
a prevalent STD causing benign or cancerous growths in male or female genitals
tightness of the precipe that prevents its retraction over the glans penis. it may be congenital or a result of banalities and circumcision is the usual treatment
encircles the upper end of the urthera. Secretes a fluid that aids in the movement of the sperm and ejaculation
a blood test that measures the level of prostate specific antigen in the blood. Elevated test results may indicated the presence of prostate cancer or excess prostate tissue as found in benign prostatic hyperplasia
period when secondary sex characteristics develop in the ability to reproduce sexually begins
chronic infection caused by the bacterium TP usually transmitted by sexual contact maybe acquired in utuero or less often contracted through direct contact with infected tissue. If untreated the infection usually progresses through 3 stages with a latent period.
Twisting of the spermatic cord causing decreased blood flow to the testes. Note most often occurs during puberty, onset of severe pain, because of lack of blood flow it is a surgical emergency
Transurethral resection of the prostate gland
Surgical removal of pieces of the prostate gland tissue by using a resectoscope inserted through the urethra. The capsule is left intact usually performed when the enlarged prostate gland interferes with urination
duct carrying sperm from the epipdymis to the urethra. the spermatic cord encloses each vas deferens with nerves, lymphatics, arteries, and veins. The urethra also connects with the urinary bladder and carries urine outside the body. A circular muscle constricts during intercourse to prevent urination.
Excision of a duct, partial excision of the vas deferens bilaterally, resulting in male sterilization
creation of artificial openings between ducts. The severed ends of the vas deferens are reconnected in an attempt to restore fertility in men who have had a vasectomy
pair of mucous producing glands located on each side of the vagina and just above the vaginal opening
Dilation and curettage
dilation of the cervix and scraping of the endometrium with an instrument called the currette. it is performed to diagnose disease to correct bleeding and to empty uterine contents such as tissue remaining after a miscarriage
abnormal condition in which endrometrial tissue grows outside the uterus in various areas in the pelvic cavity including ovaries, uterine tubes, intestines, and uterus
study of women (a branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the female reproductive system)
a cytological study of cervical and vaginal secretions used to determine the presence of abnormal or cancerous cells most commonly used to detect cancers of the cervix
Pelvic inflammatory disease
inflammation of the female pelvic organs that can be caused by many different pathogens, untreated the infection may spread upward from the vagina, involving uterus, uterine tubes, other pelvic organs, infection can result in infertility
pelvic floor in both male and female. in females it usually refers to the area between the vaginal opening and the anus
a syndrome involving physical and emotional symptoms occurring in the 10 days between period
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