prepuce


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prepuce

1. the retractable fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
2. a similar fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris

prepuce

[′prēp·əs]
(anatomy)
The foreskin of the penis, a fold of skin covering the glans penis.
A similar fold over the glans clitoridis.
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The subcutaneous tissue between the outer and inner layer of prepuce has to be sufficient and carry enough blood vessels for vascularisation of the two layers.
The results of H and E staining [Figure 1]a and c showed that the structure of the reconstructed epidermis was composed of stratum corneum, keratinocyte layer, and organic support layer, which was similar to human normal epidermis from prepuce tissue [Figure 1]b and d.
He claimed that "the prepuce is an ideal cancer grower" and that elderly Jewish and Muslim men demonstrate much lower rates of penile cancer because they are circumcised as children.
The presence of phimosis makes the prepucial covering a storehouse for the collection of smegma, which produces a constant mechanical and chemical irritation on the glans and the inner surface of the prepuce.
I used mostly scrotal or prepuce flap and try to repair in one stage but it always hounded me with complications like multiple urinary fistula, stricture, incontinence of last drops of urine, even hair growth and stones in urethra.
A common misconception about the foreskin is that it is always retractable; alas, only half of all boys by age ten have a prepuce in the retractile state.
This type of urine sample is described as a "free catch" and can be affected by contamination at the end of the prepuce.
Uncircumcised men, on the other hand, are at higher risk of HIV acquisition because the inner foreskin layer allows HIV-infected cells to form apical viral synapses with the dendrites of Langerhans cells present on the moist mucosal surface of the glans and inner part of the prepuce.
However, according to the 17th-century theologian Leo Allatius, the Holy Prepuce ascended to heaven separately, forming the ring around Saturn.
It is most important to check the penis, prepuce and testicles of the tup to identify any visual or palpable abnormalities.
In this exam, the buck's penis and prepuce (sheath) should be evaluated.
The patients showed signs of dysuria, stranguria and urine scalding associated with fluctuating swellings in the penile region; the diagnosis was hypospadias and urethral diverticulum, since urine had leaked into the subcutaneous tissue of the prepuce, forming leaking pockets (diverticula) in both.