Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 324 entries in this glossary.
Rigidity across the width or radius of the penis.
The use of high-energy rays to damage cancer cells, stopping them from growing and dividing. Like surgery, radiation therapy is a local treatment that affects cancer cells only in the treated area.
A surgery procedure that removes the entire prostate gland plus some surrounding tissue. During the procedure the pelvic lymph nodes may also be sampled for a biopsy. The goal is to remove the cancer entirely and prevent its spread to other parts of the body.
The process of assigning patients to different forms of treatment in a research study in a random manner.
|Red blood cells||
The cells in the blood that carry oxygen to the tissues.
|REM (rapid eye movement)||
A phase in the sleep cycle. Nocturnal erections occur during this phase of sleep.
Surgical removal of part of an organ.
Opposition to blood flow out of the penis.
Having to do with respiration, the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. From the Latin re- (again) + spirare (to breathe) = to breathe again.
A condition that occurs when, at orgasm, the ejaculate is forced back into the bladder rather than through the urethra and out the end of the penis.
|Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection||
A procedure to remove lymph nodes adjacent to the site of testicular or prostate cancer.
A doctor that specializes in disorders of the blood, blood vessels and connective tissues.
The chance or probability that a particular event will or will not happen.
Something that increases a person's chances of developing a disease.