Some terms explained

We have tried to minimize the use of medical terms, but the following are a few of the relevant ones.

Medical Speak

Plain Speak

anus

cervix

Fallopian tubes

genitals

masturbation

NSU




NGU

swab


testes

urethra


vagina


vulva
the opening to the back passage

the neck of the womb which opens into the vagina

the tubes linking the ovaries to the womb

the sex and reproductive organs

stimulating the genitals by hand

Non-Specific Urethritis. Urethritis means inflammation
(itis) of the water passage (urethra). Non-Specific means
that it is not known / identified which germ causes the
problem.

Non-Gonococcal Urethritis. Another, rather old-fashioned name for NSU

a type of cotton bud used to pick up samples of discharge from the penis or vagina


a man's balls

the passage which carries water or urine. In men it also
carries semen which contains sperm

a woman's sexpassage (front passage) which opens from the outer lips to the neck of the womb


the sensitive lips around the opening to the vagina.

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Topic revision: r3 - 2011-04-16 - MeWard
 
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