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culture & sensitivity
C & S - test that determines the causative organism of a disease and how it responds to various antibiotics
surgical procedure that removes all or part of the vas deferens (usually as a means of sterilization)
dilation of the renal pelvis and calices of one or both kidneys resulting from the obstruction of the flow of urine.
accumulation of serous fluid in a saclike cavity, especially the testes and associated structures
digital rectal examination
Screening test that assesses the rectal wall surface for lesions or abnormally firm areas that might indicate cancer.
benign prostatic hyperplasia
enlargement of the prostate gland' seen in older men. causes urinary obstruction (BPH)
CA of prostate
Most common form of cancer in men, most common in african americans, by age 50- 1 in 4 men have cancerous cells in prostate, by 80- 1 in 2
chronic renal failure
Renal failure that occurs over a period of years, in which the kidneys lose their ability to maintain volume and composition of body fluids with normal dietary intake
mineral salts (sodium, potassium and calcium) that carry an electric charge in solution.
serous membrane that lines the abdominopelvic cavity and covers most of the organs within the cavity
Pertaining to across (through) the urethra. A TURP is a transurethral resection of the prostate by surgery through the urethra.
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