Foreskin Problems Glossary of Terms

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Anesthetic: A substance that causes lack of feeling or awareness, dulling pain to permit s...

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Aspiration: Removal of a sample of fluid and cells through a needle. Aspiration also re...

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Blood in the urine: Blood that appears in the urine. Also known as hematuria. Gross hematu...

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Circumcision: Surgery that removes the foreskin (the loose tissue) covering the glans of t...

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Contact dermatitis: A skin condition caused by contact between skin and some substance. In...

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Dermatitis: Inflammation of the skin, either due to direct contact with an irritating sub...

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Diagnosis: 1 The nature of a disease; the identification of an illness. 2 A ...

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Distal: The more (or most) distant of two (or more) things. For example, the distal end of...

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Edema: The swelling of soft tissues as a result of excess fluid accumulation. Edema is oft...

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Emergency department: The department of a hospital responsible for the provision of medica...

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Foreskin: The fold of skin which covers the head (the glans) of the penis. Also called th...

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Gangrene: Tissue death due to loss of adequate blood supply. Sometimes bacteria invade suc...

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Genital: Pertaining to the external and/or internal organs of reproduction.

Glans: 1) The glans penis, the rounded head of the penis. 2) The rounded head of the clit...

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Groin: The area where the thigh meets the hip.

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Hygiene: The science of preventive medicine and the preservation of health. Also commonly ...

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Hypertonic solution: A solution that contains more dissolved particles (such as salt and o...

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Incision: A cut through skin or other tissue performed by a health care professional.

Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Insertion: A chromosome abnormality that is due to insertion of a segment from one chromos...

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Intervention: The act of intervening, interfering or interceding with the intent of modify...

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Kidney: One of a pair of organs located in the right and left side of the abdomen. The kid...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Paraphimosis: An emergency condition in which the foreskin of the penis, once retracted, c...

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Penile: Of or pertaining to the penis.

Penis: The external male sex organ. The penis contains two chambers, the corpora cavernosa...

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Phimosis: A condition in which the foreskin of the penis is too tight to be pulled back to...

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Prognosis: The forecast of the probable outcome or course of a disease; the patient's chan...

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Recurrent: Appearing or occurring again. For example, a recurrent fever is a fever that ha...

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Sore: 1. (adjective) A popular term for painful, such as a sore throat. 2. (...

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Therapy: The treatment of disease. Therapy is synonymous with treatment.

Urinary: Having to do with the function or anatomy of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or ur...

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Urine: Liquid waste produced by the kidneys. Urine is a clear, transparent fluid that norm...

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Urologist: A physician who specializes in diseases of the urinary organs in females and th...

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