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scrotum:

see testistestis
or testicle
, one of a pair of glands that produce the male reproductive cells, or sperm. In fetal life the testes develop in the abdomen, then descend into an external sac, the scrotum.
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Scrotum

 

a musculocutaneous, sacciform structure in man and most viviparous mammals. In man a septum divides the scrotum into two halves, each of which contains a testis and epididymis, as well as the scrotal section of a spermatic cord. The scrotum is composed of several distinct layers: the skin, the dartos, several fasciae, and a muscular layer. The scrotum develops during the third month of pregnancy.

scrotum

[′skrōd·əm]
(anatomy)
The pouch containing the testes.

scrotum

the pouch of skin containing the testes in most mammals
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13) became febrile and died on the second week, when ear and scrotal necrosis were evident.
The principle objective in imaging the child with acute scrotal pain is to promptly detect testicular torsion.
And the conjunction of palpitations and scrotal tension left me speechless.
A 22-year-old male with a suspicious varicocele underwent Doppler scrotal ultrasound, and a round solid mass was incidentally detected in his right testis (Figure 1 a).
Unfortunately, these symptoms overlap with other conditions including acute epididymo-orchitis, and quite often it is scrotal exploration that confirms the diagnosis.
Cooler scrotal temperatures have been linked to a higher sperm count, and sedentary positions and certain exercises--such as bicycling--have been linked to higher scrotal temperatures.
Scrotal skin and the testicles are removed, and the skin of the penis is carefully separated from the erectile tissue and removed.
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Possible hypotheses for this relationship include hypogonadotropic hyperestrogenic hypogonadism due to aromatization of steroids in estrogens in peripheral tissue; direct alterations of spermatogenesis and Sertoli cell function; hip, abdominal, and scrotal fat-tissue accumulation, leading to increased scrotal temperature; and accumulation of toxins and liposoluble endocrine disruptors in fatty tissue.
A Cincinnati, OH-based researcher has received a patent for an incontinence product for males adapted to protect the male genitalia, inferior abdomen or pelvis after surgery, wherein the incontinence product is placed against or in proximity to the body of the male to absorb and contain urine and fecal matter, the incontinence product comprising a scrotal catch wherein the scrotal catch is attached to at least a portion of the incontinence product, and wherein the scrotal catch is configured to separate the interior surface of the incontinence product into: an anterior compartment which supports, protects, anchor covers at least a portion of a male's scrotum; and a posterior compartment.