penectomy

Surgery to remove part or all of the penis penicillamine
A drug that removes copper from the body and is used to treat diseases in which there is an excess of copper. It is also being studied as a possible angiogenesis inhibitor in the treatment of brain tumors.

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  • Penectomy — is the practice of surgical removal of the penis for medical reasons. Cancer, for example, sometimes necessitates removal of all or part of the penis.cite journal |author=Korets R, Koppie TM, Snyder ME, Russo P |title=Partial penectomy for… …   Wikipedia

  • penectomy — noun The procedure to remove the penis. Syn: phallectomy …   Wiktionary

  • penectomy — SYN: phallectomy. [L. penis + G. ektome, excision] * * * pe·nec·to·my pē nek tə mē n, pl mies surgical removal of the penis * * * pe·nec·to·my (pe nekґtə me) [penis + ectomy] surgical removal of the penis …   Medical dictionary

  • penectomy — [pɛ nɛktəmi] noun surgical amputation of the penis …   English new terms dictionary

  • penectomy — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Castration — The Castration of Uranus: fresco by Vasari Cristofano Gherardi (c. 1560, Sala di Cosimo I, Palazzo Vecchio, Florence). Not to be confused with Penectomy or Penis removal. Castration (also referred to as gelding, spa …   Wikipedia

  • Genital modification and mutilation — The terms genital modification and genital mutilation can refer to permanent or temporary changes to human sex organs. Some forms of genital alteration are performed at the behest of an adult, with their informed consent. Others are performed on… …   Wikipedia

  • Vasectomy — Diagram showing the usual location of a vasectomy. Background Birth control type Sterilization First use 1899 (experiments fro …   Wikipedia

  • List of surgical procedures — Surgical procedures have long and possibly daunting names. The meaning of many surgical procedure names can often be understood if the name is broken into parts. For example in splenectomy, ectomy is a suffix meaning the removal of a part of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Penis removal — Not to be confused with Castration. In ancient civilizations, removal of the human penis was sometimes used as a means of demonstrating superiority: armies were sometimes known to sever the penises of their enemies to count the dead, as well as… …   Wikipedia

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