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Peyronie's Glossary

Words Definition
Acquired Curvature Penis curvature that is acquired at some point in time, e.g. because of penis injure
Active Phase Same as acute phase
Acute Phase The first stage of PD, usually lasts up to 12 18 months, during this phase the Peyronie's symptoms are developing
Andrology Medical specialty that deals with male infertility and sexual dysfunction
APDA Association of Peyronie's Disease Advocates
Blinded Study Clinical trial where the patient does not know whether he is receiving the product being tested or placebo
Calcification The process in which tissue becomes hardened
Calcified When tissue has become hardened, the plaque in the case of PD
CE Certified All products sold within the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) must haveCE labeling
Chronic Phase The second and last stage of PD, during this phase the Peyronie's condition stabilizes (stable phase)
CITA Chronic Inflammation of the Tunica Albuginea (another name for PD)
Clinical Trials Clinical trialsare sets of tests inmedical researchanddrug developmentthat generate safety andefficacydata
Collagen Protein that is part of many tissues in the body
Collagenase Type of protein that breaks down collagen
Congenital Curvature Penis curvature that is not the result of penis injury (acquired curvature), i.e. men are born with congenital curvature
Coitus Sexual  union  between  a  male  and  a  female  involving  insertion  of  the  penis  into  the  vagina
Corpus Cavernosum One of a pair of sponge-like regions oferectile tissue that contain most of thebloodin thepenisduring erection
Deformed Penis The most common penile deformities are curved penis, indentation, hourglass narrowing, loss of girth and penis shrinkage
Degree of Curvature The amount of bend in the penis
Dupuytrens Contracture Hardened tissue in other parts of the body, mainly in the palms
ED Erectile dysfunction
EEA European Economic Area
EMDA Electromotive drug administration
Erectile Dysfunction The persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance
Erectile Health Monitor Measures erectile rigidity(erection quality)
Erectile Tissue The smooth muscle that fills up with blood during erection
ESWT Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
EU European Union
Extracorporeal From the outside of the body
FDA US Food and Drug Administration
FDA Approved Tested and approved by FDA (based on very strict health and safety protocols)
FDA Registered All companies involved in the production and distribution of medical devices intended for use in the US arerequired by lawto register annually with FDA
Fibrosis Is the medical term for formation of scar tissue
Flaccid Penis Limp penis, i.e. not erect
Forum An internet message board where ideas and views on particular issue can be exchanged
Grafting Penis surgery that involves replacing or expanding scarred penile tissue with healthy tissue (grafts)
Hinge Effect Bend / buckling that occurs when pressure is applied, e.g. on the penis during intercourse
Inflammation The process how the body responds to infection / injury
Interferon Natural protein that may help regulate processes in the immune system
Iontophoresis Technique that uses small electric charge to deliver medication through the skin
IPP Induratio Penis Plastica (another name for Peyronie's disease)
Ledderhose's Disease Hardened tissue in other parts of the body, mainly in the feet's
Nesbit Procedure Type of plication surgery
OTC Over-The-Counter (used for medicine you can buy without prescription)
PD Peyronie's Disease
Penile Fracture An injury caused by the rupture of thetunica albuginea, which envelops thecorpus cavernosum
Penis Curvature Bent penis, due to acquired curvature or congenital curvature
Penis Girth The penis width
Penis Implants Surgical procedure that involves permanently inserting a bendable or inflatable plastic cylinder (penile prosthesis) inside the penis
Penis Traction Device Device that uses gentle but consistent traction to stretch the penis tissues, resulting in longer and straighter penis
Peyronie's Stages There are 2 stages of PD, the acute and chronic phase
Placebo Pretend (fake / dummy) medication used in blinded studies
Plaque Hardened scar tissue in the penis
Plication Surgery to straighten bent penis (tunical shortening procedure)
Potassium Aminobenzoate The generic name for Potaba (brand name)
Stable Phase Same as chronic phase
STD Sexually transmitted disease
TEA Transdermal electromotive administration
Topical Medication Applied to the body surfaces (skin), e.g. creams, gels, lotions, ointments, foams
Tunica Albuginea The tough fibrous layer of connective tissue that surrounds the corpora cavernosum of the penis
Urologist Doctor that specializes in treating conditions that affect the penis, testes, prostates, bladder and kidneys
VED Vacuum erection device (penis vacuum pump)

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