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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 investigators also found that the foreskin had similar sensitivity as the control site on the forearm for any stimulus type tested.
For instance, White (2013) presents a case study in which foreskin stretching was proposed to correct penile disfigurement and painful erections related to circumcision and the patient's response was "half skeptical, half curious about this bizarre stretching system" (p.
12] The "Mensilk" suture, as a non-absorbable synthetic polyester which we usually use in phimosis or excess foreskin surgery, may cause minimal tissue reaction, but there is no hydrolysis or hypotonia in the short term.
To measure these changes, the researchers enlisted 156 uncircumcised, married men in Uganda and obtained swabs from under each man's foreskin.
The reason for this is that in any hypospadius repair, some foreskin from the back or "dorsum" of the penis has to be brought around to help cover the front side of the shaft of the penis.
We investigated a cohort of mainly Xhosa men to determine the proportion who had undergone TC, the extent of foreskin removal, and attitudes towards MC as an HIV prevention tool, for themselves and their sons.
The Foreskin Man comic was produced and put out by Matthew Hess, who is one of the central backers of the anti-circumcision measures.
Try stretching the foreskin by applying a little moisturiser after you've had a shower or bath and gently pull it back.
Siffredi, who calls his decision "catastrophic," says that with a foreskin, "you can feel much more fun.
They gamely gathered all available stars by downing concoctions such as Foreskin and Tonic - pulped crocodile foreskin - and Bumand Coke - pulped kangaroo anus.
The foreskin cannot usually be pulled back until around the age of five anyway, but in phimosis it does not develop properly and can be painful.
Q MY boyfriend is 20 but has just been told he needs to be circumcised as he is having problems with his foreskin being tight.