surgical castration

Surgical removal of the testicles (orchiectomy) or ovaries (oophorectomy) to stop the production of sex hormones. Decreasing the levels of hormones may stop the growth of certain cancers.

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  • 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

  • castration — noun 1. neutering a male animal by removing the testicles • Syn: ↑emasculation • Derivationally related forms: ↑emasculate (for: ↑emasculation), ↑castrate • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • surgical operation — noun a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available he died while undergoing surgery • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • surgical procedure — noun a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available he died while undergoing surgery • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • surgical process — noun a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available he died while undergoing surgery • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chemical castration — is the administration of medication designed to reduce libido and sexual activity, usually in the hope of preventing rapists, child molesters and other sex offenders from repeating their crimes. Unlike surgical castration, where the testicles or… …   Wikipedia

  • chemical castration — noun A medical treatment using a hormonal drug to inhibit the function of a mans testes, intended to have the same effect on the sex drive as surgical castration. It is typically used on sex offenders as a punishment and/or preventative measure,… …   Wiktionary

  • Sterilization (surgical procedure) — Infobox Birth control name = Surgical Sterilization width = caption = bc type = Sterilization date first use = Ancient rate type = Failure perfect failure% = under 1 typical failure% = under 1 duration effect = reversibility = Vasectomy reversal… …   Wikipedia

  • menopause, surgical —    A term rather callously used to describe the cessation of ovarian hormones as a result of a radical hysterectomy...or what the British more honestly refer to as castration …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • Eunuch — European illustration of one of the white eunuchs of the Ottoman Sultan s court (1749) A eunuch (  / …   Wikipedia

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