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photoselective vaporization of the prostate

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(PVP) a technique to vaporize the prostate by means of a laser, used to relieve lower urinary tract symptoms due to benign prostatic hyperplasia (see prostate gland). It is associated with...

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prostate gland

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A male accessory sex gland that opens into the urethra just below the bladder and vas deferens (see illustration). During ejaculation it secretes an alkaline fluid that forms part of the...

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prostatectomy

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n. surgical removal of the prostate gland. The operation is necessary to relieve retention of urine due to enlargement of the prostate or to reduce lower urinary tract symptoms...

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submucosa

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n. the layer of loose connective (areolar) tissue underlying a mucous membrane; for example, in the wall of the intestine. —submucosal adj.

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transurethral

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(trans-yoor-ee-thrăl)

through the urethra. t. resection of the prostate see resection. t. vaporization of the prostate (TUVP) a technique in which the prostate is vaporized: used...

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TURP

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Transurethral resection of the prostate: see resection.

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