HSCI 003 Chapter 9 Abbreviations and Pathologies
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- Benign Prostate Hypertrophy
- Benign growth of cells within the prostate gland.
- Digital Rectal Exam
- Finger palpation through the anal canal and rectum to examine the prostate gland.
- Human Papillomavirus
- Infection of the skin and mucus membranes in the anogenital region.
- Herpes Simplex Virus
- Infection of skin and genital mucosa
- "Herpes Genitalis"
- Nonspecific Urethritis
- Inflammation of the urethra not caused by gonorrhea.
- Usually caused by infection.
- Pelvis Inflammatory Disease
- Infection of the uterus usually caused by STD's.
- Photo Selective Vaporization of Prostate
- Removal of tissue to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) using a green light laser (laser TURP).
- Rapid Plasma Reagin
- A test for Syphilis.
- Sexually Transmitted Disease
- Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Herpes Genitalis (HSV), HPV, Syphilis.
Sexually Transmitted Infection
- Transrectal Ultrasound
- Test to asses the prostate and guide precise precise placement of a biopsy needle.
Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy
- Transurethral Needle Ablation
- Radiofrequency energy destroys prostate tissue.
- Transurethral Resection of Prostate
- Excision of benign prostate hyperplasia using a resectoscope through the urethra.
Veneral Disease Research Lab
Twisting of the spermatic cord.
Enlarged, dilated veins near the testicles
- Malignant tumor of the prostate gland.
- DRE and PSA tests are needed.
Congenital abnormality in which the male urethral opening is on the undersurface of the penis, instead of at its tip.
Narrowing (stricture) of the opening of the prepuse over the glans penis.
- Bacterial infection of the urethra and reproductive tract.
- Inflammation of the genital tract mucosa, caused by infection with gonococci (berry shaped bacteria).
- Chronis STD caused by spirochete (sprial shaped bacterium).
- A chancre appears on the external of the genitalia a few weeks after the bacterial infection.
- Measurement of levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood.
- Prostate gland.
Bilateral surgical removal of a part of the vas deferens.
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