Men's Health Key Terms
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Men's Health Key Terms
Men\'s Health Key Terms Ch 55 Lewis
Men's Health Key terms, ch. 55, lewis
a decline in androgen secretion that occurs in most males because of aging.
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.
continuous bladder irrigation
closed irrigation system using a three-way urinary catheter to remove clotted blood from the bladder following prostatectomy.
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.
an opening of the urethra on the dorsal surface of the penis.
the inability to attain or maintain an erect penis that allows satisfactory sexual performance.
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.
a urologic abnormality in which the urethral meatus is located on the ventral surface of the penis anywhere from the corona to the perineum.
an acute inflammation of the testis.
tightness of the foreskin resulting in the inability to pull it forward from a retracted position.
surgical removal of the prostate gland through a perineal approach.
a constriction of the uncircumcised foreskin around the head of the penis making retraction difficult.
a malignant tumor of the prostate gland.
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.
prostatic acid phosphatase
an isoenzyme of prostatic tissue that, when elevated, indicates prostatic cancer.
acute or chronic inflammation of the prostate gland, usually as a result of infection.
surgical removal of the entire prostate gland, seminal vesicles, and part of the bladder neck (ampulla).
removal of the prostate gland through a low abdominal incision without entry into the bladder.
a firm, sperm-containing, painless cyst of the epididymis that may be visible with transillumination.
removal of the prostate gland through a low prostatectomy abdominal incision that cuts through the bladder to the anterior aspect of the prostate.
twisting of the spermatic cord that supplies blood to the testes and epididymis.
transurethral incision of the prostate
a surgical procedure in which transurethral incisions or slits are made into prostatic tissue to relieve obstruction.
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.
a dilation of the veins that drain the testes.
bilateral surgical ligation or resection of the vas deferens performed for the purpose of sterilization.