Med Term Help

  1. We have a very bad teacher that gives assignments from books that we don't have, can anyone help me with the terms for these:
    1. difficulty initiating urinary stream
    2. surgical resection of the vas deferens
    3. enlargement of breast in male
    4. transurethral resection of prostate
    5. prolonged erection not related to sexual stimualation
    6. surgically made opening for urethra
    7. vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods
    8. downward displacement of the urethra into the vagina
    9. downward displacement of the bladder into the vagina
    10. involunatry painful straining

    I can not find the terms for these anywhere
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Does anyone know of any Med-Term websites where you can type in a difinition and get the term?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Melanie, LPN in 2005
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    Quote from mel82
    We have a very bad teacher that gives assignments from books that we don't have, can anyone help me with the terms for these:
    1. difficulty initiating urinary stream
    2. surgical resection of the vas deferens
    3. enlargement of breast in male
    4. transurethral resection of prostate
    5. prolonged erection not related to sexual stimualation
    6. surgically made opening for urethra
    7. vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods
    8. downward displacement of the urethra into the vagina
    9. downward displacement of the bladder into the vagina
    10. involunatry painful straining

    I can not find the terms for these anywhere
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Does anyone know of any Med-Term websites where you can type in a difinition and get the term?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Melanie, LPN in 2005
    There is an excellend book out that I suggest that you purchase. It is called the "Language of Medicine." It will help you considerably with questions of this type.
  4. by   Jen2
    #3 Gynecomastia (?sp)
    #4 TURP
    #5 Priapism (?SP)
    #9 Cystocele

    Sorry but this is all I can think of right now. My brain is still fried and break is over at the end of this week. Do you have a Taber's? Try using that.
  5. by   LadyT618
    In the meantime, you can try googling the definitions. It may help for a few of them. Get Taber's too when you get a chance!!!

    Good Luck.

    I'll give you #1: Urinary Hesitancy...simple enough!!
  6. by   mcmike55
    I'm not sure of all...and not exactly sure of some of the spelling,
    but here goes.

    Quote from mel82
    We have a very bad teacher that gives assignments from books that we don't have, can anyone help me with the terms for these:
    1. difficulty initiating urinary stream
    dysuria (I think)
    2. surgical resection of the vas deferens
    vasectomy
    3. enlargement of breast in male
    gynomastia
    4. transurethral resection of prostate
    TUR-P
    5. prolonged erection not related to sexual stimualation
    not sure
    6. surgically made opening for urethra
    ureterostomy or cystostomy
    7. vaginal bleeding between menstrual periods
    dysmenorrhea could be dysfunctional uterine bleed
    8. downward displacement of the urethra into the vagina
    downward displacement in male is called hypospadia
    I think it's the same for females
    9. downward displacement of the bladder into the vagina
    cystocele
    10. involunatry painful straining
    not sure of that one

    I can not find the terms for these anywhere
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
    Does anyone know of any Med-Term websites where you can type in a difinition and get the term?

    Thanks in Advance,
    Melanie, LPN in 2005

    Mel: hope that helps some, hope I didn't lead you astray.
    If really stuck, know any docs you can talk to, many are more than
    willing to help out a student.
    Mike
    P.S. the prefix "dys" may not be right, without looking it up, my SN daughter has my old books, may mean pain, or painful??? Not sure.
    Good luck Mike
    Last edit by mcmike55 on Jan 2, '05 : Reason: changing terms
  7. by   LadyT618
    #7: Metrorrhagia
  8. by   LadyT618
    #10: Tenesmus
  9. by   LadyT618
    #8: Urethrocele
  10. by   ERnurse07
    Here is a great source that i use all the time - hope it helps http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mplusdictionary.html
  11. by   mel82
    Thanks for all of your responses

    Heres a few more if anyone can help:
    1. medical term for male
    2. measurement of post-void residual urine
    3. swelling of penis
    4. method to elevate scrotum


    Thanks soo much
  12. by   MistyLou
    5. Priapism???
  13. by   KRVRN
    The medical term for male is either male or the symbol of a circle with an arrow pointing out from it.

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