Ch 9 Vocab.txt

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Ch 9 Vocab.txt
2011-06-26 20:46:05

Unit 5 Ch 9
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  1. bulbourethra glands
    a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra that secrete fluid into the urethra
  2. ejaculatory duct
    tube through which semen enters the male urethra
  3. epididymis
    one of a pair of long, tightly coiled tubes on top of each testis that carries sperm form the seminiferous tubules to the vas deferens
  4. perineum
    region between the anus and scrotum in the male
  5. prepuce
    foreskin; fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
  6. prostate gland
    exocrine gland at the base of the male urinary bladder that secretes the fluid part of semen into the urethra during ejaculation
  7. seminal vesicles
    paired sac-like male exocrine glands that secrete fluid into the vas deferens
  8. seminiferous tubules
    narrow, coiled tubules that produce sperm in the testes
  9. vas deferens
    narrow tube that carries sperm from the epididymis into the body and toward urethra
  10. cryptorchidism; cryptorchism
    undescended testicles
  11. hydrocele
    sac of clear lid in the scrotum
  12. testicular torsion
    twisting of the spermatic cord
  13. variocele
    enlarged, dilated veins near the testicle
  14. benign prostatic hyperplasia )BPH)
    benign growth of cells within the prostate gland
  15. hypospadias; hypospadia
    congenital abnormality in which the male urethra opiniong is on the undersurface of the penis, instead of its tip
  16. phimosis
    narrowing of the opening of the prepuce over the glans
  17. chlamydial infection
    bacterial invasion of the urethra and reproductive tract
  18. gonorrhea
    inflammation of the genital tract mucosa, caused by infection with gonococci
  19. herpes genitalis
    infection of skin and genital mucosa, caused by the herpes simplex virus
  20. human papillomavirus (HPV)
    infection of the skin and mucous membranes in the anogenital region by the human papillomavirus
  21. syphilis
    chronic STD caused by a spirochete (spiral-shaped bacterium)