Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 324 entries in this glossary.
Alprostadil alfadex. A form of injection therapy produced by Schwarz Pharma, Inc. (Mequon, WI). It contains prostaglandin E1 and works via the same mechanism as Caverject.
The power or ability to produce an effect.
The release of semen through the penis during orgasm.
The structure through which the ejaculate passes into the urethra.
An abnormality of ejaculatory function, such as retrograde ejaculation, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, and anejaculation.
Use of an electrical stimulus to induce ejaculation.
The introduction of a substance into a blood vessel in order to obstruct (occlude) it.
A discharge, the involuntary discharge of semen from the ejaculatory duct into the urethra.
Pertaining to hormones and the glands that make and secrete them into the bloodstream through which they travel to affect distant organs. The endocrine sites include the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, pineal gland, thyroid, parathyroids, heart (which makes atrial-natriuretic peptide), the stomach and intestines, islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, the adrenal glands, the kidney (which makes renin, erythropoietin , and calcitriol), fat cells (which make leptin). the testes, the ovarian follicle ( estrogens ) and the corpus luteum in the ovary). Endocrine is as opposed to exocrine. (The exocrine glands include the salivary glands, sweat glands and glands within the gastrointestinal tract.)
A chemical that is produced by living cells that causes chemical reactions to occur while not being changed itself.
|Epilepsy (seizure disorder)||
When nerve cells in the brain fire electrical impulses at a rate of up to four times higher than normal, this causes a sort of electrical storm in the brain, known as a seizure. A pattern of repeated seizures is referred to as epilepsy . Known causes include head injuries, brain tumors, lead poisoning, maldevelopment of the brain, genetic and infectious illnesses. But in fully half of cases, no cause can be found. Medication controls seizures for the majority of patients.
A common men's health problem characterized by the consistent inability to sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse or the inability to achieve ejaculation , or both. Impotence can vary. It can involve a total inability to achieve an erection or ejaculation, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only very brief erections. Erectile dysfunction is also called impotence.
A state in which the penis fills with blood and becomes rigid.
Destruction of a tissue surface, e.g., penile prosthesis eroding through the skin.
An untested or unproven treatment or approach to treatment.