A plug of cotton or other absorbent material used to absorb fluids, such as a plug inserted in the vagina to absorb bloody flow during monthly bleeding.
The 2 male reproductive organs that produce sperm and the hormone testosterone. Located in the scrotum. (Testis if referring to one of the testes; see Male Anatomy).
An inherited type of anemia.
thromboembolic disorder (or disease)
Abnormal clotting of blood in the blood vessels.
Any of several genetic disorders that causes abnormal thickening or clotting of the blood.
Inflammation of a vein due to the presence of a blood clot (see thrombosis).
Formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel.
Any disease of the thyroid (see hyperthyroid, hypothyroid).
toxic shock syndrome
A sexually transmitted infection caused by a protozoan.
A contagious disease caused by a bacterium. Most commonly infects the respiratory system; also infects the organs in a woman’s pelvis, and then known as pelvic tuberculosis.