anorchism


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anorchism

 [an-or´kizm]
congenital absence of one or both testes.

an·or·chism

(an-ōr'kizm),
Absence of the testes; may be congenital or acquired.
See also: monorchia, monorchism.
Synonym(s): anorchia
[G. an- priv. + orchis, testicle]

anorchism

/an·or·chism/ (an-or´kizm) anorchia.

anorchia

The congenital absence of one or more testes. Anorchism is the term preferred by some major medical lexicons (Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, International Dictionary of Medicine), which in the spoken form it may be misunderstood as anarchism.
Bilateral absence of testes in a genotypically and phenotypically normal male; absence of müllerian-derived tissue implies that functional testicular tissue was present in the foetus, but disappeared after 14 weeks of gestation
Management Androgens to induce secondary sex characteristics, and testicular prosthesis

an·or·chism

(an-ōr'kizm)
Absence of the testes; may be congenital or acquired.
Synonym(s): anorchia, anorchidism.
[G. an- priv. + orchis, testicle]

anorchism

Congenital absence of testicles from the scrotum. This is usually due to undescended testicle (CRYPTORCHIDISM) but may be due to injury or infection or may occur without obvious cause, when it is sometimes called the ‘vanishing testes syndrome’. Treatment is by the use of male sex hormones or a plastic prosthetic testicle implant.

anorchidism, anorchism

the state of being an anorchid.
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