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  Anorchism



Anorchism

   Congenital absence of both testes.

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Congenital
Present at birth.

Testes
The pair of male glands, contained in the scrotum, that produce sperm.



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Anorectic
A name frequently used for diet medications that curb appetite.

Anorexia
A condition in which a person doesn’t eat normally. This severe eating disorder is associated with a need for control and severe weight loss, amenorrhea, high cortisol levels, bone loss and the metabolic effects of undernutrition.

Anorexia nervosa
Syndrome in which the primary features include excessive fear of becoming overweight, body image disturbance, significant weight loss, refusal to maintain minimal normal weight, and amenorrhea. This disorder occurs most frequently in adolescent females.

Anorexia, cancer
See: Cancer anorexia.

Anorexic
1. Pertaining to anorexia, lack of appetite. 2. A drug or other agent that causes anorexia and so diminishes the appetite.

Anorexigenic
Causing anorexia (loss of appetite) as, for example, an anorexigenic drug.

Anorgasmia
a hypophilic condition or syndrome, variable in etiology, of being unable to attain orgasm with normally conducive modes of stimulation; failure to attain a sexual climax or orgasm during the acceptive phase of an erotic/sexual episode. It is also known, in men, as ejaculatory delay or incompetence. In women it is confused with frigidity, a term obsolete, imprecise, unscientific, and laden with opprobrium.

Anorgasmy
"Or anorgasmia. Failure of a male or female to achieve an orgasm (climax) during sexual intercourse. Anorgasmia is characterized by psychologists as a ""psychosexual dysfunction,"" a sexual maladjustment that is psychological or emotional in origin. Anorgasmia can result from a variety of problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, worry, guilt, fear of painful intercourse, fear of pregnancy, the undesirability of a partner, the undesirability of a setting, and use of alcohol or drugs. In women this problem is also referred to as ""frigidity,"" or female orgasmic dysfunction."



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Alveoli
The sacs in the lungs at the ends of the smallest airways where oxygen is exchanged for carbon dioxide in the blood.

Ambulatory
Able to walk. Not confined to bed.

Androgen
Any substance that produces male characteristics. Testosterone and androsterone are natural androgens.

Angioma
A noncancerous tumor made up of many blood vessels.

Anomaly
Deviation from normal.

Anorchism

Anosmia
Loss of the sense of smell.

Antepartum
Occurring before delivery of a baby.

Antidote
An agent used to counteract a poison.

Antiserum
A serum that contains antibodies. Serum from a person or animal with immunity to a certain disease can, in some cases, be used to prevent illness in other people.

Aphagia
Inability to swallow.

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