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Glossary

Adrenal Cancer

Cancer of the adrenal glands. Signs and symptoms of adrenal cancer include high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, abdominal pain, anxiety, weight loss, and profound sweating.

Adrenal Glands

Glands that sit on top of each kidney that produce hormones that help control blood pressure, heart rate, and other essential functions.

Biopsy

During this procedure, a tissue sample of an affected organ is removed so it can be examined under a microscope to determine if cancer or abnormal cells are present.

Bladder

Thick muscular pouch shaped like a balloon, in which urine is stored.

Delayed Ejaculation

Medical condition in which a male needs a long period of sexual stimulation in order to reach sexual climax (orgasm), and thus ejaculation. This condition, which can be permanent or temporary, can occur for many reasons. Also known as impaired ejaculation.

Diuretic

Any drug that increases the amount of water in urine, thus removing excess water from the body.

Ejaculation

Release of semen from the penis during sexual activity.

Erection

Hardening and enlargement of the penis as a result of sexual arousal.

Hematuria

Blood in the urine.

Hysterectomy

Removal of the uterus.

Kidneys

Two-bean shaped organs, each about the size of a fist, responsible for filtering waste from the blood and discharging the waste in urine. Urine flows from the kidney to the bladder through the ureters. The kidneys are located behind the abdominal wall on each side of the spine.

Kidney Stones

Small, hard deposits made of acid salts and mineral that develop in the kidneys.

Menopause

The period in a woman’s life when menstruation stops.

Pelvis

The bowl-shaped bone that holds up the organs of the reproductive, digestive and urinary system and supports the spine.

Prostate

In men, the small walnut-shaped gland that produces the fluid responsible for nourishing and transporting sperm.

PSA

Prostate Specific Antigen is a protein made by the prostate gland. High levels of this protein in the blood, may be an indication of prostate cancer.

PSA Test

A blood test used to help identify prostate cancer.

Scrotum

A loose bag of skin under the penis.Also known as the scrotal sac.

Testicles

Glands that are egg-shaped, located in the scrotum, responsible for producing sperm and testosterone.

Urinary Incontinence

Loss of bladder control.

Urinary Tract Infection

An infection of the urinary system, which consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra.Also called a UTI.

Urologist

A doctor that treats diseases affecting the male and female urinary tract and the male reproductive organs.

Urethra

The tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.

Urine Culture

A sample of urine taken to identify urinary tract infections.

Urodynamic testing

Testing performed to evaluate the functioning ofthe bladder and its ability to empty itself steadily and completely.

Uterus

The muscular, hallow organ located in the pelvis cavity of women. Embryos develop in and are nourished in the uterus,

Vasectomy

Apermanent form of male birth control. During the procedure, the supply of sperm to semen is prevented by cutting and sealing the tubes (vas deferens) that transport sperm. The surgery typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes, and is performed using a local anesthetic.

Vasectomy Reversal

During this procedure, the tubes that transport sperm from the testicles into semen is re-connected.

Void

To empty the bladder.

Voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG)

An X-ray exam typically performed to check for problems with the structure or function of the urinary system.