MA 161

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  1. bulbourethral glands
    a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra. They secrete fluid into the urethra. Also called Cowper glands.
  2. ejaculation
    ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra
  3. epididymis
    one of a pair of long, tightly coiled tubes on top of each testis. It carries sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vas deferens.
  4. erectile dysfunction
    inability of an adult male to achieve an erection; impotence
  5. flagellum
    hair-like projection on a sperm cell that makes it motile (able to move)
  6. fraternal twins
    two infants born of the same pregnancy from two separate egg cells fertilized by two different sperm cells
  7. glans penis
    sensitive tip of the penis
  8. identical twins
    two infants resulting from division of one fertilized egg into two distinct embryos. Conjoined ("Siamese") twins are imcompletely separated identical twins.
  9. perineum
    external region between the anus and scrotum in the male
  10. prepuce
    foreskin; fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
  11. Seminiferous tubules
    narrow, coiled tubes that produce sperm in the testes
  12. sterilization
    procedure that removes an individual's ability to produce or release reproductive cells
  13. testosterone
    hormone secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testes; responsible for male sex characteristics
  14. carcinoma of the testes
    malignant tumor of the testicles.
  15. cryptorchidism
    undescended testicles
  16. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
    benign growth of cells within the prostate gland
  17. sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
    infections transmitted by sexual or other genital contact.
  18. chlamydial infection
    bacterial invasion (by Chlamydia trachomatis) of the urethra and reproductive tract
  19. gonorrhea
    inflammation of the genital tract mucosa, caused by infection with gonococci (berry-shaped bacteria.
  20. herpes genitalis
    infection of skin and genital mucosa, caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV)
  21. human papillomavirus (HPV)
    infection of the skin and mucous membranes in the anogenital region by the human papillovirus
  22. syphilis
    chronic STD caused by a spirochete (spiral-shaped bacterium) A chancre (hard ulcer or sore) usually appears on the external genitalia a few weeks after bacterial infection.
  23. PSA test
    measurement of levels of prostatic-specific antigens in the blood.
  24. circumcision
    surgical procedure to remove the prepuce of the penis
  25. digital rectal examination
    finger palpation through the anal canal and rectum to examine the prostate gland.
  26. transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

    excision of benign prostatic hyperplasia using a resectoscope through the urethra
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MA 161
2011-07-18 09:18:53
Male Reproductive Scantron Words

Ch. 9 Male Reproductive Scantron Words
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