Men's Health Key Terms

  1. andropause
    a decline in androgen secretion that occurs in most males because of aging.
  2. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
    a nonmalignant, noninflammatory enlargement of the prostate gland caused by an increase in the number of epithelial cells and stromal tissue.
  3. continuous bladder irrigation
    closed irrigation system using a three-way urinary catheter to remove clotted blood from the bladder following prostatectomy.
  4. epididymitis
    acute or chronic inflammation of the epididymis, usually secondary to an infectious process (sexually or nonsexually transmitted), trauma, or urinary reflux down the vas deferens.
  5. epispadias
    an opening of the urethra on the dorsal surface of the penis.
  6. erectile dysfunction
    the inability to attain or maintain an erect penis that allows satisfactory sexual performance.
  7. hydrocele
    a nontender, fluid-filled mass that results from interference with lymphatic drainage of the scrotum and swelling of the tunica vaginalis that surrounds the testis.
  8. hypospadias
    a urologic abnormality in which the urethral meatus is located on the ventral surface of the penis anywhere from the corona to the perineum.
  9. orchitis
    an acute inflammation of the testis.
  10. paraphimosis
    tightness of the foreskin resulting in the inability to pull it forward from a retracted position.
  11. perineal prostatectomy
    surgical removal of the prostate gland through a perineal approach.
  12. phimosis
    a constriction of the uncircumcised foreskin around the head of the penis making retraction difficult.
  13. prostate cancer
    a malignant tumor of the prostate gland.
  14. prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
    a glycoprotein found only in the epithelial cells of the prostate that, when elevated, indicates a prostatic pathologic condition but not necessarily cancer of the prostate.
  15. prostatic acid phosphatase
    an isoenzyme of prostatic tissue that, when elevated, indicates prostatic cancer.
  16. prostatitis
    acute or chronic inflammation of the prostate gland, usually as a result of infection.
  17. radical prostatectomy
    surgical removal of the entire prostate gland, seminal vesicles, and part of the bladder neck (ampulla).
  18. retropubic prostatectomy
    removal of the prostate gland through a low abdominal incision without entry into the bladder.
  19. spermatocele
    a firm, sperm-containing, painless cyst of the epididymis that may be visible with transillumination.
  20. suprapubic resection
    removal of the prostate gland through a low prostatectomy abdominal incision that cuts through the bladder to the anterior aspect of the prostate.
  21. testicular torsion
    twisting of the spermatic cord that supplies blood to the testes and epididymis.
  22. transurethral incision of the prostate
    a surgical procedure in which transurethral incisions or slits are made into prostatic tissue to relieve obstruction.
  23. transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
    a surgical procedure involving the removal of prostate tissue with the use of a resectoscope inserted through the urethra.
  24. varicocele
    a dilation of the veins that drain the testes.
  25. vasectomy
    bilateral surgical ligation or resection of the vas deferens performed for the purpose of sterilization.
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Men's Health Key Terms
Men's Health Key terms, ch. 55, lewis