prostate

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any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder alpha-adrenergic blocker , alpha-adrenergic blocking agent , alpha-blocker , alpha blocker
enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process benign prostatic hyperplasia , BPH
surgical removal of the testes or ovaries (usually to inhibit hormone secretion in cases of breast cancer in women or prostate cancer in men) castration
part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens; passes through the prostate gland ejaculatory duct
sarcoma of smooth muscle; occurs most often digestive tract or uterus or bladder or prostate leiomyosarcoma
carotenoid that makes tomatoes red; may lower the risk of prostate cancer lycopene
urinary incontinence that occurs when the bladder is so full that it continually leaks urine; often attributable to a blocked urethra (e.g., due to prostate enlargement) or weak bladder muscles or nerve damage overflow incontinence
cancer of the prostate gland prostate cancer , prostatic adenocarcinoma
protein manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland; PSA is produced for the ejaculate where it liquifies the semen and allows sperm cells to swim freely; elevated levels of PSA in blood serum are associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia and prosta prostate specific antigen , PSA
surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland prostatectomy
inflammation of the prostate gland characterized by perineal pain and irregular urination and (if severe) chills and fever prostatitis
blood test that measures levels of a protein called prostate specific antigen that is manufactured exclusively by the prostate gland; men with prostate problems usually have elevated levels of PSA PSA blood test
removal of significant amounts of prostate tissue (as in cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia) transurethral resection of the prostate , TURP
difficulty in beginning the flow of urine; associated with prostate enlargement in men and with narrowing of the urethral opening in women; may be caused by emotional stress in either men or women urinary hesitancy
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