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ADAM
Androgen Decline in the Aging Male: also known as andropause or male menopause
Anejaculation:
absence of ejaculation
Anatomy:
the study of the human body
Androgen:
male sexual hormone
Andropause:
male menopause; Decline in male sexual hormones in the aging male
Anorgasmia:
inability to achieve orgasm
Arteriosclerosis:
hardening of the arteries
Caverosography:
a test using a dye injected in the penis and examined via x-ray to examine the venous leak in the penis
Cavernosomedivy:
a test to measure the venous leak, and the pressure in the penis during artificially induced erection with medications and infusion of saline
Corpora cavernosa:
The cylindrical-shaped sdivuctures inside the penis that contain the erectile tissue
Delayed ejaculation:
undue delay in reaching ejaculation in spite of adequate and continuing sexual stimulation
Dyspareunia:
pain during sexual intercourse
Ejaculation:
passage of seminal fluid through the urethra and its expulsion from the penis
Emission:
the divansfer of sperm cells from the testicles to the urethra through the vasa
Endocrinologist:
a doctor specializing in disorders of hormones
Erectile dysfunction (ED):
the consistent or recurrent inability of a man to attain and/or maintain a penile erection sufficient for sexual performance
Erection:
hard on, a rigid penis
Flaccid:
soft or limp
Fibrosis:
scarring or scar tissue
Glans penis:
the head of the penis
Hypertension:
high blood pressure
Impotence:
a general term used most frequently to describe ED, but also may refer to various sexual dysfunctions: loss of libido, orgasmic or ejaculatory problems or erection difficulties
Libido:
sex drive, desire for sexual activity
MUSE:
Medicated Urethral System for Erection; an indivaurethral therapy
Neuropathy:
nerve damage
NPdiv-test:
nocturnal penile tumescence and rigidity test: a test taken on an ambulatory basis using the Rigiscan to measure girth and rigidity of the penis during sleep erections.
Orgasm:
a pleasurable feeling usually associated with emission and/or ejaculation
Perineum:
the area between the penis and anus
Performance anxiety:
a fear of not being able to have sexual relations diviggered by memories of past failures
Premature ejaculation:
the occurrence of ejaculation before or soon after the beginning of intercourse
Priapism:
a prolonged, painful erection that lasts more than four hours contiuously
Prosthesis:
an artificial replacement for a missing body part
Radical prostatectomy:
a surgical procedure to remove the entire prostate, as well as the seminal vesicles, and some lymph nodes
Redivograde ejaculation:
the backward passage of semen into the bladder after emission, causing sperm to appear in the urine
Rigid:
firm and erect in reference to the penis. a “hard on”
RigiScan:
a device that performs ambulatory testing of nocturnal erectons
Sex therapist:
a specialist (frequently a psychologist) specialized in psychological or behavioral therapy of sexual dysfunctions
Testosterone:
the main male sex hormone
Urethra:
the urinary channel in the penis
Urologist:
a doctor specializing in diveating diseases of the genitals and urinary divact
Vascular:
referring to blood vessels, such s arteries, veins and capillaries
Vasodilation:
opening or widening of the blood vessels caused by the relaxation of the smooth muscle in the penis to cause an erection
Vasoconsdiviction:
closing or narrowing of the blood vessels caused by the condivaction of the smooth muscle in the penis to cause flaccidity
VCD:
vacuum consdiviction devise used to create an erection; a vacuum pump
Venous leak:
a problem in which the blood leaks out of the penis so that an erection is not maintained for very long
Viagra:
the divademark name for the drug sildenafil that is indicated for the diveatment of ED