balanoposthitis


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balanoposthitis

 [bal″ah-no-pos-thi´tis]
inflammation of glans penis and prepuce.

bal·a·no·pos·thi·tis

(bal'an-ō-pos-thī'tis), Avoid the mispronunciation bal'an-ō-post-hī'tis.
Inflammation of the glans penis and overlying prepuce.
[balano- + G. posthē, prepuce, + -itis, inflammation]

balanoposthitis

/bal·a·no·pos·thi·tis/ (bal″ah-no-pos-thi´tis) inflammation of the glans penis and prepuce.

balanoposthitis

[bal′ənōposthī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, balanos + posthe, penis, foreskin, itis
a generalized inflammation of the glans penis and prepuce in uncircumcised males, usually caused by poorly retractile foreskin and poor hygiene. It is characterized by soreness, irritation, and discharge, which occur as a complication of bacterial or fungal infection. Smear and culture can determine the causative agent-often a common venereal disease-so that specific antimicrobial therapy can then be instituted. Circumcision may be considered in severe cases. To relieve discomfort, the inflamed area can be irrigated with a warm saline solution several times a day.

balanoposthitis

Urology
Inflammation of the glans penis (balano) and the prepuce (posth). In practice the distinction is rarely made, especially in countries where circumcision is the norm.

Veterinary medicine
Enzootic posthitis (blood, radostits); ulcerative posthitis.

bal·a·no·pos·thi·tis

(bal'ă-nō-pos-thī'tis)
Inflammation of the glans penis and overlying prepuce.
[balano- + G. posthē, prepuce, + -itis, inflammation]

balanoposthitis

Inflammation of the glans of the penis and of the foreskin (prepuce).

balanoposthitis

inflammation of penis and prepuce.

enzootic balanoposthitis
see enzootic balanoposthitis.
infectious balanoposthitis
see enzootic balanoposthitis.
infectious pustular balanoposthitis
the male manifestation of infectious pustular vulvovaginitis caused by bovine herpesvirus 1. It is manifested by the development of pustules and inflammation of the skin of the penis and prepuce, a mucopurulent preputial discharge, and pain of the organ causing the bull to refuse to serve.