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  • Glossary of Foreskin Restoration Terms

    See the Glossary discussion thread in the Welcome Center.

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    Inner skin:

    Outer skin:

    Roll-over point:

    Chordee: Curvature of the penis due to scar tissue or abnormality of the corpora
    cavernosa (the blood containing tissue that supports an erection).

    Dorsal: The back or upper surface.

    Epispadias: A rare malformation of the penis in which the urethra ends in an opening on
    the upper aspect (the dorsum) of the penis.

    Glans: The sensitive tip or "head" of the penis.

    HIV/AIDS: Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

    Hypospadias: A relatively common abnormality of the penis that appears as an abnormal
    opening of the penis (meatus) on the under side of the penis rather than at the end.

    Meatus: Opening or passage.

    Paraphimosis: A condition in which the foreskin, once pulled back behind the glans penis,
    cannot be brought down to its original position.

    Phimosis: Narrowing of the foreskin opening, leading to an inability to retract the foreskin
    over the glans penis.

    Urethra: The membranous tube through the body of the penis, through which urine is
    discharged from the bladder.

    Urethritis: Inflammation of the urethra caused by infection.

    Ventral: The anterior or lower-surface.

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    Sources include RACP Circumcision Policy:
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    -Ron Low
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    847 414-1692 Chicago

  • #2
    you don't include the term "frenulum" in the glossary?