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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Most commonly, circumcision involves complete removal of the foreskin (prepuce) thereby exposing the entire glans of a flaccid penis.
The medical name for a tight foreskin is phimosis and it's usually a problem boys are born with.
40) If present, classify the foreskin as short, medium, long, and/or phimotic.
Try stretching the foreskin by applying a little moisturiser after you've had a shower or bath and gently pull it back.
Overall, medical authorities say the risks are few and include short-term bleeding and infection, although there have been cases in which the foreskin has been cut too short or too long.
They gamely gathered all available stars by downing concoctions such as Foreskin and Tonic - pulped crocodile foreskin - and Bumand Coke - pulped kangaroo anus.
Prof Jack Cohen, who has an academic career spanning 55 years, has given his support to Norm-UK, a charity founded in 1995, to educate the public and medical profession about the foreskin.
Bruce Spiegelman, from the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute in Boston, and colleagues have shown that foreskin cells from mice can be changed into brown fat cells.
These would include phimosis, where the foreskin is abnormally tight and cannot be pulled back; or balanitis, where the foreskin and top of the penis become infl amed.
A Surgical Temptation: The Demonization of the Foreskin and the Rise of Circumcision in Britain.
Ordinary skin cells from the face of a 36-year-old woman and the foreskin of a newborn were turned into stem cells and may have the power to become any cell in the body, according to reports in the journals Science and Cell.