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castration

 [kas-tra´shun]
excision of the gonads (bilateral orchiectomy in a male or bilateral oophorectomy in a female), or destruction of the gonads, as by radiation or parasites. If this occurs before puberty, secondary sex characters will fail to develop. See also eunuch.
female castration removal of the ovaries, or bilateral oophorectomy; called spaying in female animals.
male castration bilateral orchiectomy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cas·tra·tion

(kas-trā'shŭn),
1. Removal of the testicles or ovaries.
2.
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castration

The removal of gonads; castration occurs in various contexts:
1. Forensic–a controversial procedure intended to ↓ sexual drives in repeat sex offenders.
2. Pathologic–due to infection, which renders both testes functionally inactive–eg, with filariasis in elephantiasis.
3. Therapeutic–to remove the source of androgens in Pts with androgen-sensitive prostate CA–which can also be accomplished by RT. See Chemical castration, Medical castration, Surgical castration Psychiatry The fantasized loss of the genitals; a mental state of impotence, powerlessness, helplessness, or defeat Urology Surgical removal of testes in ♂ with androgen-dependent prostate CA.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cas·tra·tion

(kas-trā'shŭn)
1. Removal of the testicles or ovaries.
2. See: castration complex; castrate
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

castration

The removal of the testicles (orchidectomy or orchiectomy), or, sometimes, of all the male external genitalia. The term is also occasionally used to refer to the removal of the ovaries in women. Castration can be valuable in the treatment of androgen dependent cancer of the prostate gland, even if widespread.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

castration

see EMASCULATION (2).

castration

or

gelding

) the removal of the testicles.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Huggins,

Charles B., Canadian-U.S. surgeon and Nobel laureate, 1901-1994.
Huggins operation - orchidectomy performed for palliation or cure of cancer of the prostate. Synonym(s): castration
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