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  Prostate



Prostate

    A male sex gland that produces a thick fluid which forms part of semen.

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Gland
An organ that releases a chemical. Endocrine glands are ductless and secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream. Exocrine glands secrete externally, either through a tube or duct.

Forms
A management function in which standards and guidelines are developed for the developing, maintaining, and handling of forms and records.

Semen
The fluid containing sperm (the male reproductive cells) that is expelled (ejaculated) through the end of the penis when the man reaches sexual climax (orgasm).



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Prosopagnosia
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Prospective study
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Prostaglandins
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Prostaphlin
Prostaphlin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): oxacillin sodium.

Prostascint
Prostascint is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): capromab pendetide.

Prostatalgia
Pain in the prostate gland.

Prostate acid phosphatase (PAP)
An enzyme produced by the prostate that is elevated in some patients when prostate cancer has spread beyond the prostate.

Prostate cancer
A disease in which abnormal tumor cells develop in the prostate gland and may spread to other parts of the body, including the bones.

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
An antigen made by the prostate gland and found in the blood that may indicate cancer in the prostate gland.

Prostate-specific antigen blood test
A blood test used to help detect prostate cancer by measuring a substance called prostate-specific antigen made by the prostate.

Prostatism
Any condition of the prostate that causes interference with the flow of urine from the bladder.

Prostatitis
An inflamed condition of the prostate gland that may be accompanied by discomfort, pain, frequent urination, infrequent urination and sometimes fever.

Prostep
Prostep is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): nicotine.

Prosthesis
An artificial appliance for the replacement for a body part.

Prosthetic testis
An artificial testis made of a soft silicone compound and surgically implanted for cosmetic effect into an empty scrotum.

Prosthetics
The field of knowledge relating to prostheses.

Prosthodontist
Dental specialist skilled in restoring or replacing teeth with fixed or removable prosthesis (appliance), maintaining proper occlusion; treats facial deformities with artificial prostheses such as eyes, ears, and noses.

Prostin e2
Prostin e2 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dinoprostone.

Prostin f2 alpha
Prostin f2 alpha is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dinoprost tromethamine.

Prostin vr pediatric
Prostin vr pediatric is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): alprostadil.

Prostration
A marked loss of strength, as in exhaustion.



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