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foreskin

 [for´skin]
a loose fold of skin that covers the glans penis; it is a continuation of the loose skin that covers the entire penis and scrotum. Its removal is called circumcision. Called also prepuce.
Patient Care. In the uncircumcised male the foreskin is retracted at least daily and the glans penis washed with soap and water. In the newborn, assessment includes inspecting the foreskin and underlying penis for evidence of adhesions, interference with urination or other abnormalities. Before discharge the parents are taught how to clean the genitals of an uncircumcised male infant.
Foreskin. From Lammon et al., 1995.

pre·puce

(prē'pūs), [TA]
A free fold of skin that covers the glans penis or clitoris.
Synonym(s): preputium [TA], foreskin
[L. praeputium, foreskin]

foreskin

/fore·skin/ (-skin) prepuce.
hooded foreskin  absence of the ventral foreskin, usually associated with hypospadias.

foreskin

(fôr′skĭn′)
n.
The loose fold of skin that covers the glans of the penis. Also called prepuce.

foreskin

[for′skin]
Etymology: AS, fore + skinn
a loose fold of skin that covers the end of the penis or clitoris. Its removal constitutes circumcision. Also called prepuce.
The fleshy mucocutaneous tissue that covers an uncircumcised penis

foreskin

Urology Prepuce; the fleshy mucocutaneous tissue that covers an uncircumcised penis. See Circumcision, Penis.

pre·puce

(prē'pyūs) [TA]
The free fold of skin that covers the glans penis more or less completely.
Synonym(s): preputium [TA] , foreskin.
[L. praeputium, foreskin]

foreskin

The prepuce or hood of thin skin that covers the bulb (glans) of the penis. Surgical removal of the foreskin is called CIRCUMCISION and this is widely practised, usually for ritual or cultural reasons. The medical indications for circumcision are few.

foreskin

see PREPUCE.

Foreskin

A covering fold of skin over the tip of the penis.
Mentioned in: Circumcision
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The process involved culturing altered human cells within tissue from the circumcised foreskins of newborns and grafting the resulting structures on to the backs of mice, the Age reported.
10) The age and extent of foreskin removal in TC, and the acceptability of replacing the procedure with MC, is poorly understood.
40) If present, classify the foreskin as short, medium, long, and/or phimotic.
It should not be forced back as this can cause minor cuts which could result in the foreskin becoming tighter, or contracted, permanently.
I was living in San Francisco at the time, and my eccentric aunt Marti introduced me to some anticircumcision activists who saw the snipping of the foreskin as cruel and unnecessary.
When the athletes returned home, Jewish elders were incensed to see their Hellenised foreskins.
1) Therapeutic circumcision was first introduced as a treatment for severe venereal infection of the penis (often causing scabs which fused the foreskin to the glans) and was no more than a last-ditch amputation of incurably diseased tissue; even then it was not performed often because most men were reluctant to lose part of their most prized possession.
AVERY occasionally a foreskin cannot be pushed right back.
the medical practice of circumcision leaves American men cut off not only from their foreskins, but from an inheritance of eons of universal male imagery.
The multitude of medievalists who listened attentively to Bynum's breakfast lecture at the 1988 Kalamazoo meeting and could not with certainty attribute their indigestion to the sausages or the foreskins now have a chance to ponder the comic mode of history in a more leisurely fashion.
Entire sheets of cultured skin "equivalents" can be grown - typically from cells obtained from human foreskins taken from circumcisions.
And in San Antonio, doctors are trying to use the cells from leftover foreskins to produce even more skin for burned or severely wounded patients.