Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 324 entries in this glossary.
A device that is used to provide an erection. It is composed of 3 parts a cylinder, a pump, and a constricting band. The band is preloaded on the bottom of the cylinder, and the cylinder is placed over the penis. The pump, which is connected to the cylinder, creates a suction that pulls blood into the penis. Because the constricting band is placed at the base of the penis, the blood remains in the penis until the band is removed.
|Vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn)||
A medication used to treat erectile dysfunction that works by increasing the flow of blood into the penis.
The long, muscular tube that travels from the epididymis into the pelvic cavity, to just behind the urinary bladder ending in the seminal vesicles which in turn empty into the urethra through the prostate. The vas deferens transports mature sperm to the urethra in preparation for ejaculation.
Relating to the blood vessels of the body. The blood vessels of the body, as a group, are referred to as the vascular system.
A disease of the blood vessels.
|Vascular reconstructive surgery||
Surgery performed in an attempt to improve the flow of blood.
Affecting the size (diameter) of blood vessels.
A test in which an erection is produced by injecting special solutions that cause the blood vessels to dilate.
Constriction of the arteries.
A transient vascular and neurogenic reaction marked by pallor (white, ghost-like look), sweating, slow heart rate, and lowering of the blood pressure
A blood vessel in the body that carries deoxygenated blood from the tissues back to the heart.
Veins that don't compress to prevent blood from draining out of the corpora during erection. Venous leak may also refer to the rare occasions in which abnormally located veins allow for persistent drainage of blood during an erection.
A procedure in which veins are obstructed (tied or clipped) or removed, enabling an adequate amount of blood to enter the penis for erection.
|Venous ligation surgery||
A surgical procedure in which leaky veins in the penis are ligated to prevent blood from continually flowing out of the penis during erection.