Testicular Torsion Glossary of Terms

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Abdominal: Relating to the abdomen, the belly, that part of the body that contains all of ...

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Abdominal pain: Pain in the belly. Abdominal pain can be acute or chronic. It may reflect ...

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Blood count: The calculated number of white or red blood cells (WBCs or RBCs) in a cubic m...

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Essential: In medicine, of unknown cause, as in essential hypertension (high blood pressur...

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Fertility: The ability to conceive and bear children, the ability to become pregnant throu...

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37...

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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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Morphine: A powerful narcotic agent that has strong analgesic (pain relief) action and oth...

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Narcotic: 1. A drug that causes insensibility or stupor. A narcotic induces narcosi...

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Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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Operating room: A facility that is equipped for performing surgery. Abbreviated OR.

Orchiectomy: Orchidectomy.

Orchiopexy: Surgery to bring an undescended testicle down into the scrotum.

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

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

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Radiologic: Having to do with radiology.

Scan: As a noun, the data or image obtained from the examination of organs or regions of...

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Scrotum: The pouch of skin that contains the testes, epididymides, and lower portions of t...

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Spermatic cord: A group of structures that go through the inguinal canal to the testis. Th...

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Surgeon: A physician who treats disease, injury, or deformity via operative or manual meth...

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

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Testicles: The testicles (also called testes or gonads) are the male sex glands. They are ...

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

Trauma: A physical or emotional injury.

Ultrasound: High-frequency sound waves. Ultra-sound waves can be bounced off tissues by us...

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Urinalysis: A test that is done in order to analyze urine. Because toxins and excess fluid...

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

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