Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 324 entries in this glossary.
A delayed ability to ejaculate either during intercourse or with manual stimulation.
A disorder characterized by feelings of extreme sadness, guilt, helplessness and hopelessness, and thoughts of death.
Subsidence of swelling or turgor; with respect to erections, loss of rigidity.
Refers to diabetes mellitus or, less often, to diabetes insipidus . Diabetes mellitus and diabetes insipidus share the name ""diabetes"" because they are both conditions characterized by excessive urination (polyuria).
A chronic disease associated with high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
The process by which a doctor determines what disease a patient has by studying the patient's symptoms and medical history, and analyzing any tests performed (blood tests, urine tests, brain scans, etc.)
|Digital rectal examination||
The examination of the prostate by placing a gloved finger into the rectum.
Any change from or interruption of the normal structure or function of any part or organ; system of the body that presents with characteristic symptoms and signs, and whose cause and prognosis may be known or unknown.
Drugs that promote the formation of urine by the kidney.
|Doppler (duplex) ultrasound||
Use of a Doppler probe during ultrasound to look at flow through vessels.
Pertaining to a study, neither patient nor physician is aware of what medication the patient is receiving.
A penile test performed by bouncing soundwaves off tissue to determine penile blood flow.
|Dynamic infusion cavernosometry||
A test in which fluid is pumped into the penis so doctors can determine the severity of a venous leak.
Difficult function or abnormal function.