Men’s Health Glossary
Alzheimer’s Disease: a degenerative brain disease of unknown cause that is the most common cause of dementia.
Cialis (tadalafil): a PDE5I that is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED): any condition that causes inability to achieve or maintain an erection.
Full Lipid Profile (FLP): a series of tests used to help gauge a person’s risk for coronary heart conditions.
Hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis: the interaction between the hypothalamus area of the brain, the pituitary gland and the gonads. It regulates bodily functions such as reproduction and ageing.
Haematology: the science dealing with the study of blood.
Impotence: partial or complete inability of the male to perform the sexual act or to achieve orgasm.
Intravaginal Ejaculation Latency Time (IELT): the time between the start of penetrative vaginal intercourse and male ejaculation inside the vagina.
Lassitude: a condition of weariness, debility, or fatigue.
Levitra (vardenafil): a PDE5I that is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Libido: a person’s sexual desire or drive.
Premature Ejaculation (PE): ejaculation of semen that occurs prior to or immediately after penetration of the vagina by the penis.
Parkinson’s Disease: a chronic progressive neurological disease that is marked especially by tremor of resting muscles.
PDE5I: posphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor. A medication which blocks the enzyme responsible for degrading the physiological mechanism of arterial dilatation, especially as regards male and female erectile tissue.
Peripheral vascular disease: vascular disease affecting blood vessels outside of the heart and especially those vessels supplying the extremities.
Peyronie’s Disease: the formation of fibrous plaques in the penis, resulting in distortion or deflection of the erect organ.
Prostate cancer: a disease in which cells in the prostate gland become abnormal and start to grow uncontrollably, forming tumours.
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs): a group of drugs that are used to inhibit gastric acid secretion.
Metformin: an antidiabetic drug used especially to treat type 2 diabetes.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS): a disease marked by patches of hardened tissue in the brain or spinal cord and associated with partial or complete paralysis and muscle tremor.
Shingles (herpes zoster): an acute viral infection of spinal and cranial nerves, caused by reactivation of the varicella zoster virus that causes chicken pox.
Spedra (avanafil): a PDE5I used to treat adult men with erectile dysfunction.
Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome (TDS): a significant and symptomatic reduction in a man’s testosterone levels. Male testosterone begins to decline in a linear trajectory from the age of 30.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT): supplementation of low testosterone level.
Tumescence: congestion and swelling, especially of sexual organs.
Urinalysis: analysis of the urine.
Viagra (sildenafil): a PDE5I that is used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Vitamin B: any of numerous members of the vitamin B complex, including:
- Thiamin – vitamin B1
- Riboflavin – vitamin B2
- Niacin – vitamin B3
- Pantothenic Acid
- Pyridoxine – vitamin B6
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin B12
Vitamin D: any or all of several fat-soluble vitamins chemically related to steroids, essential for normal bone and tooth structure and supportive of the immune system.
 Merriam-Webster – https://www.merriam-webster.com/
 Dorland’s Pocket Medical Dictionary, 21st Edition, 1968