Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 324 entries in this glossary.
Decreased response of a patient to a drug that was previously effective.
A medication used to treat erectile dysfunction that works by increasing the flow of blood into the penis.
|Testicles (testes; singular testis)||
Part of the male reproductive system, the testicles manufacture the male hormones, including testosterone, and produce sperm, the male reproductive cells. The testicles are located inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin that hangs below the penis. They lie outside the body cavity so sperm can mature at a lower temperature
One of two male reproductive organs that are located within the scrotum and produce testosterone and sperm.
Topical (patch) form of testosterone for testosterone replacement therapy.
The male hormone that is essential for sperm production and the development of male characteristics, including muscle mass and strength, fat distribution, bone mass, sex drive, and facial hair.
|Testosterone replacement therapy||
Treatment in which the blood testosterone level is returned to the normal range based on the man's age. This is done by administering testosterone either by implantation under the skin, by mouth, with patches or by injection.
The treatment of disease .
Specific type of material in the body, e.g., muscle, hair.
A South American herb, formally known as Nicotiana tabacum , whose leaves contain 2-8% nicotine and serve as the source of smoking and smokeless tobacco .
A medication that relieves anxiety.
Entering through the skin, as in administration of a drug applied to the skin in an ointment, gel, or patch form.
Through the rectum.
Visualization of the prostate by the use of an ultrasound probe placed into the rectum.