Surgical Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction Glossary of Terms

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Abdomen: The belly, that part of the body that contains all of the structures between the...

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Dysfunction: Difficult function or abnormal function.

Erectile dysfunction: A consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual ...

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Erosion: An erosion is an eating away of a surface. ("Erodere" in Latin means to eat out.)...

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Implant: 1. To embed; to set in firmly. In embryology, the fertilized egg implants ...

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

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Injure: To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emotional sense. Fr...

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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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Muscle: Muscle is the tissue of the body which primarily functions as a source of power. T...

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Organ: A relatively independent part of the body that carries out one or more special func...

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Organic: 1. A chemical compound that contains carbon.
2. Related to a...

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

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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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Prosthesis: An artificial replacement of a part of the body, such as a tooth, a facial bon...

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Prosthetic: Referring to a prosthesis, an artificial substitute or replacement of a part o...

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Rectus: Usually refers to the rectus abdominis, a large muscle in the front of the abdomen...

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Relapse: The return of signs and symptoms of a disease after a remission.

Reservoir: 1. A place where something such as water is kept in reserve.
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Scrotum: The pouch of skin that contains the testes, epididymides, and lower portions of t...

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Surgery: The branch of medicine that employs operations in the treatment of disease or inj...

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

Urethra: The tube that leads from the bladder and transports and discharges urine outside ...

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Vascular: Relating to blood vessels. For example, the vascular system in the body includes...

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