epididymis

NOUN
  1. a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens
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  • Their course is at first straight; they then become enlarged, and exceedingly convoluted, and form a series of conical masses, the coni vasculosi, which together constitute the head of the epididymis. XI. Splanchnology. 3c. The Male Genital Organs
  • The tumor seemed to infiltrate the tunica albuginea and the rete testis, as well as the root of the epididymis.
  • Following the postmeiotic phase, spermatozoa are released into the lumen of the seminiferous tubule of the testis and transported to the epididymis for storage.
  • In azoospermic men sperm can be retrieved surgically from the epididymis (percutaneous epididymal sperm aspiration) or from the testis itself (testicular sperm aspiration or extraction).
  • Common venereal infections, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can leave behind scar tissue that blocks the epididymis. INFERTILITY: A GUY THING
  • About half of the men with nongonococcal urethritis NGU, that is, inflammation of the urethra not due to gonorrhea, and almost half of those with acute infections of the epididymis, are infected with chlamydia. A Baby at Last!
  • Through the wall of the scrotum on either side the testis can be palpated; it lies toward the back of the scrotum, and along its posterior border the epididymis can be felt; passing upward along the medial side of the epididymis is the spermatic cord, which can be traced upward to the subcutaneous inguinal ring. XII. Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings. 10. Surface Markings of the Perineum
  • When sexual intercourse, sympathetic releases a large number of going to armour adrenalin, quicken epididymis rear to be carried to the spermatozoon of seminiferous duct.
  • Shining a light through the epididymis helps locate any firm, smooth cysts in the epididymis, which are almost always located on the top of the epididymis and are never malignant. A Baby at Last!
  • The epididymis is a very tiny, tightly coiled tubule, which runs along the back of the testicle from top to bottom. ON THE BUBBLE WITH LAURA LIPPMAN
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