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    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.


The term "condition" has a number of biomedical meanings including the following: 1.An unhealthy state, such as in "this is a progressive condition." 2.A state of fitness, such as "getting into condition." 3.Something that is essential to the occurrence of something else; essentially a "precondition." 4.As a verb: to cause a change in something so that a response that was previously associated with a certain stimulus becomes associated with another stimulus; to condition a person, as in behavioral conditioning.

A grouping of signs and symptoms, based on their frequent co-occurrence, that may suggest a common underlying pathogenesis, course, familial pattern, or treatment selection.

The theory of the factors in the genesis, origin, or cause of a disorder or disease.

An intense sensation that occurs at the climax of sexual excitement that is accompanied by rhythmic muscle contractions and intense pleasure, followed by release of sexual tensions. In men, orgasm is usually accompanied by ejaculation.

Pertaining to sex or, more particularly, the stimulation, responsiveness, and functions of the sex organs either alone or with one or more partners.

Simultaneously erotic and sexual. One can be sexual without being erotic, as in donor insemination. Conversely, being erotic does not necessarily mean being sexual, especially in the sense of copulation, fertility or reproduction.

In sex, the failure to become sexually aroused or passionate. Traditionally, it has been applied chiefly to women but now is considered too imprecise, unscientific and judgmental. Prefered are the terms "situationally anorgasmic" or "pre-orgasmic."


Congenital absence of both testes.

A name frequently used for diet medications that curb appetite.


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.

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

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

"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."


A syndrome of male impersonation in a natal female who is able to relate sexuoerotically exclusively with women, and who may be hormonally, but not surgically sex-reassigned. It is a syndrome of gender transposition, not paraphilia

a girl or woman being a person manifesting the features or qualities of a male in bodily appearance, dress and behavior. There is no fixed vernacular synonym except, maybe, a "bull dyke," that is a female homosexual who lives in the role of a man. She may request breast removal, but not genital surgery, and usually not hormones to masculinize the voice, beard and body hair

A paraphilia of the stigmatic/eligibilic type in which sexuoerotic arousal and facilitation or attainment of orgasm are responsive to, and contingent on a partner who is an andromimetic or, in some instances, a sex-reassigned, female-to-male transexual. The paraphilic counterpart in men is gynemimetophilia.

Love of a man by a woman (female androphilia) or by a man (male androphilia). It includes erotosexual bonding.

An androgenic hormone, secreted by the adrenocortex, ovary, and testis, less potent than testosterone


Without ovulation, as when an estrous or menstrual cycle occurs without the release of an egg from the ovary. Anovulatory cycles are infertile cycles. Until ovulation resumes, a female is said to manifest anovulatory sterility.

A trade name for disulfuram, effective in the treatment of alcoholism as it produces aversive symptoms when combined with alcohol.

a hormone or other substance that replaces androgen within the nuclei of target cells, or excludes its entry. It inhibits the secretion of testosterone from the testis and is itself either biologically inert or functionally very weak.

A substance which, when present in animal tissue, stimulates the production of antibodies

A sexuoerotic interest in stimulation of the anus; not necessarily a paraphilia. With sexuoerotic potential in both sexes, the anus may be stimulated orally in analingus, digitally or with dildoes, through enemas in klismaphilia, and is used to receive the penis in anal intercourse, and the fist in brachioproctic eroticism or "fisting".

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