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Male Reproductive Scantron Words
Ch. 9 Male Reproductive Scantron Words
a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra. They secrete fluid into the urethra. Also called Cowper glands.
ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra
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.
inability of an adult male to achieve an erection; impotence
hair-like projection on a sperm cell that makes it motile (able to move)
two infants born of the same pregnancy from two separate egg cells fertilized by two different sperm cells
sensitive tip of the penis
two infants resulting from division of one fertilized egg into two distinct embryos. Conjoined ("Siamese") twins are imcompletely separated identical twins.
external region between the anus and scrotum in the male
foreskin; fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
narrow, coiled tubes that produce sperm in the testes
procedure that removes an individual's ability to produce or release reproductive cells
hormone secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testes; responsible for male sex characteristics
carcinoma of the testes
malignant tumor of the testicles.
benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
benign growth of cells within the prostate gland
sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
infections transmitted by sexual or other genital contact.
bacterial invasion (by Chlamydia trachomatis) of the urethra and reproductive tract
inflammation of the genital tract mucosa, caused by infection with gonococci (berry-shaped bacteria.
infection of skin and genital mucosa, caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV)
human papillomavirus (HPV)
infection of the skin and mucous membranes in the anogenital region by the human papillovirus
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.
measurement of levels of prostatic-specific antigens in the blood.
surgical procedure to remove the prepuce of the penis
digital rectal examination
finger palpation through the anal canal and rectum to examine the prostate gland.
transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
excision of benign prostatic hyperplasia using a resectoscope through the urethra