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orchitis

 [or-ki´tis]
inflammation of a testis. Orchitis is not a common disorder, but it can occur in a variety of infectious diseases, including syphilis, tuberculosis, glanders, leprosy, and certain of the parasitic diseases. It usually accompanies epididymitis. Acute orchitis may also occur in such diseases as typhoid fever, pneumonia, or mumps in adult males. The symptoms of acute orchitis are swelling of one or both testes with pain and sensitivity to touch. In chronic orchitis there is no pain but the testes swell slowly and become hard. adj., adj orchit´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

or·chi·tis

(ōr-kī'tis),
Inflammation of the testis.
Synonym(s): orchiditis, testitis
[orchi- + G. -itis, inflammation]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

or·chi·tis

(ōr-kī'tis)
Inflammation of the testis.
Synonym(s): testitis.
[orchi- + G. -itis, inflammation]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012