Definitions of Medical Terms

antihypertensive medications
Reffering to a drug or treatment that reduces high blood pressure. Drugs for hypertension include Capoten, Calan, Cardizem, Vasotec to name a few.
A common disorder of the arteries. plaques of cholesterol, fats and other remains are deposited in the walls of large and medium sized arteries. The vessel walls become thick and hardened. The vessel narrows, and lessens circulation to organs that are normally supplied by the arteries.
Corpus Cavernosum
A type of spongy tissue in the penis. The tissue becomes filled with blood during sexual excitement.
Corpus Cavernosography
A needle is placed on the side of the penis, then a contrast fluid is injected to view the corpus cavernosum under x-ray.
A combing form meaning loss of swelling
Increase the making of urine that lowers the blood pressure. Which decreases blood volume. Drugs that are diuretics include Hydrochlorothiazide, Furosemide, Bumex, Lozol and Dyazide to name a few.
Capable of being raised to an erect position. The term describes the spongy tissue of the penis. This tissue becomes erect when filled with blood.
The psychic energy or instinctual drive associated with sexual desire.
Any abnormal condition marked by swelling and wasting of nerves.
A smooth muscle relaxing drug
Parasympathetic Nervous System
slows heart rate, increases gland activity and relaxes muscles which close passages.
A nerve blocking drug.
A hormone that is made and released into the bloodstream by the pituitary gland.
A hormone like fatty acid that causes changes in smooth muscle one, hormone functions, and in the autonomic and central nervous systems.
The inflammation of the prostate.
Drugs that affect the mental functions or behavior of a person using them.
Smooth Muscle
One of two kinds of muscle, not under the patient's conscious control.
Sympathetic Nervous System
Speeds up heart rate, narrows blood vessels, and raises blood pressure
A naturally occurring hormone that stimulates the male sexual drive.
A surrounding coat or covering of the penis
A combining form meaning a swelling.
ulcer medications
Treatment of ulcers. Drugs include Tagamet, Pepcid, Zantac, and Prilosec , just to name a few