Sexual Dictionary - letter H
- HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin)
the hormone produced by the placenta in early pregnancy. This hormone prolongs the lifespan of the
corpus luteum as well as stimulates production of progesterone, another hormone essential to maintain
the pregnancy. HCG is the hormone pregnancy tests look for.
a single set of
chromosomes, half the full set of genetic material,
present in the egg and
spermatozoon. Human beings have 23 chromosomes in their reproductive
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person motivated by desires for pleasures and the avoidance of pain.
medical specialty that studies the blood, blood producing organs, and blood disorders.
a localized swelling filled with blood resulting from a break in a blood vessel.
the presence of blood in the
seminal fluid. Causes are slightly known. Seminal fluid
originates from multiple organs, including :
- Any infections or inflammation of these organs may cause occurrence of blood in seminal
the presence of blood in the urine. The blood could visible to the naked eye or could be
visible only under a microscope. Hematuria is a sign that something is causing bleeding in the
urogenital system: the kidneys, the tubes that carry urine
from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters), the prostate gland (in men), the bladder, or the tube
that carries urine from the bladder out of the body (urethra). Causes of this condition could be
various : kidney and bladder stones, kidney disease, some medications, trauma, tumors and/or
cancer in the urinary system, urinary tract blockages, viral infections of the urinary tract and
sexually transmitted diseases, some rare diseases
and genetic disorders.
iron-protein contained within red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs
throughout the body tissues. Hemoglobin is responsible for the color of red blood cells.
the destruction of red blood cells with the release of hemoglobin into the surrounding
any of several hereditary blood-coagulation disorders in which the blood fails to clot
normally because of a deficiency or abnormality of one of the clotting factors.
excessive or uncontrollable discharge of blood from the blood vessels. Abundant bleeding.
a mass of dilated veins in swollen anal tissue. When occur inside the
rectum below the
anus lining are called internal hemorrhoids,
when occur near the anus they are called external hemorrhoids. Both can cause
itching, pain or bleeding if the they are ruptured. There is no known cause although it is
diet is a factor.
hemo - blood + stasis - stopping of
flow. The ceases of bleeding due to
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of, relating to, or resembling the liver.
inflammation of the liver, having viral cause or caused by toxic agents, and characterized by
fever, liver enlargement, and abdominal pain.
- Hepatitis A
hepatitis caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). It is an
infection and does not progress to
cirrhosis. Hepatitis A it is spread mainly via feces
and contaminated food and water. There is a safe vaccine for HAV.
- Hepatitis B
hepatitis caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). Can progress to
chronic hepatitis. Hepatitis B it is spread primarily
through the exchange of bodily fluid, unscreened blood transfusion, unprotected sexual
infected partners, shared infected needles, and from
an infected mother to her newborn during the
delivery process. A safe vaccine for
HBV is available but there's no cure.
- Hepatitis C
hepatitis caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Progresses to
chronic hepatitis in the majority of infections, and
may ultimately lead to
cirrhosis, liver failure and liver
cancer. Hepatitis C it is spread primarily
by contact with infected blood (unscreened blood transfusion or exposure to infected blood or
infected blood products) including through shared infected needles used for injection of an
illicit drug and from an infected mother to her newborn during the
delivery process. There is no vaccine to prevent
- Hepatitis D
hepatitis caused by the hepatitis D virus (HDV). Hepatitis D can occur either as
co-infection (occurs simultaneously) with hepatitis B infection or as a superinfection in
persons with existing chronic hepatitis B infection.
- Hepatitis E
hepatitis caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV). It is an
infection and does not progress to
cirrhosis. Hepatitis E it is spread mainly via feces
and contaminated food and water.
- Hepatitis virus
the causative agent of viral hepatitis. Can be hepatitis virus :
- type A (HAV), also called infectious hepatitis virus
- type B (HBV), also called serum hepatitis virus
- type C (HCV)
- type D (HDV), also called delta virus
- type E (HEV)
something transmitted or capable of being transmitted genetically from parent to
the transmission of information from parent to offspring through genetically coded
one having both male and female sexual characteristics and reproductive organs. Also
the protrusion of an organ or part of an organ through connective tissue or through a
wall of the cavity in which it is normally enclosed. Also called rupture.
a white, odorless, bitter crystalline compound, that is derived from
morphine used as a
narcotic. Its use leads to highly
addiction. An over doze it is fatal. Its consuming
it is illicit. Slang names include h, Harry,
horse, stuff, junk, smack and scag.
- Herpes simplex
the name of a virus, the causative agent of herpetic
infection. There are herpes simplex virus :
- type 1 (HSV - 1) - most often causes fluid-containing vesicles on the mouth, lips, or
face but it can cause
genital infections as well
- type 2 (HSV - 2) - most often causes fluid-containing vesicles on the genitals and
anus but it can also infect the mouth, lips, or face
- Herpes simplex virus it is transmitted during outbreaks through skin-to-skin contact,
intercourse and from mother to the infant during
vaginal delivery. There's no possibility of cure herpes
simplex virus infection with currently available therapies.
person sexually oriented only to persons of the opposite sex.
a sexual attraction to, or sexual relations with, persons of the opposite sex (woman -
It is a form of
Person having this kind of sexual behavior is named heterosexual.
- High blood pressure
a cardiovascular disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high. The blood
vessels become tight and constricted, forcing the heart to pump harder to move blood through
body. These changes cause the blood to press on the vessel walls with greater force, which can
damage blood vessels. Blood pressure is considered high if it is greater than 140 over 90 mm
Hg (millimeters of mercury).
>Also called hypertension.
the presence of excessive body and facial hair, especially in women, due to
a chemical present in cells throughout the body that is released during an
allergic reaction and one of the substances responsible for the symptoms of
acronym from Human Immunodeficiency
Virus, a retrovirus that causes
AIDS by infecting helper
T cells of the
immune system causing the marked reduction in their
numbers. The weekned of the immune system leave body without defence against
all the other infection. These infection caled
opportunistic infections will lead
to a long and progressive degradation of the body and a painful death. HIV it
is transmitted primarily through bodily secretions as
semen and vaginal secretions during unprotected sexual
intercourse, infected blood especially
during illicit intravenous drug use or by exposure to contaminated blood or blood products,
resulting in a disease of the human immune system that is characterized by defect in
cell-mediated immune response manifested by increased susceptibility to
opportunistic infections and to certain rare
There's no possibility of cure HIV infection with currently available therapies. Other
genital herpes enhance HIV transmission.
HIV it is also called AIDS virus.
- HIV test
a test to determine whether a person has HIV. Laboratory tests are performed
on a sample of a person's blood to detect the presence or absence of
antibodies to HIV. The presence of antibodies
in an adult indicates that the person has been infected with the virus. The
most commonly used test is the Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent-Assay (ELISA).
Usually two or three tests are performed to confirm whether a person has HIV.
Many different tests are available.
a skin reaction in which red, itchy, and swollen areas appear, usually as an
reaction from eating certain foods or taking certain medications. Also called urticaria.
- Holistic medicine
a healing philosophy that views a patient as a whole person, not just a disease or a
collection of symptoms. Holistic medicine recognize that each person is an individual and
attempt to treat the person from all point of view - body, mind and spirit. Physical, mental,
emotional, spiritual, social, economic dimensions as well as the nutritional, environmental,
and lifestyle are considered.
a therapeutic system of medicine that is based on the hypothesis of like cures like
which means that a substance that can cause certain symptoms in a healthy person can cure
similar symptoms in an unhealthy person. Homeopathy it is based on the principles of holistic
medicine and aims to aid and stimulate the body's own defense and immune processes giving
patients very dilute amounts of a substance that, in larger amounts, would produce similar
symptoms to the illness being treated. Homeopathic
medicines are derived from a variety of plants, animal
materials and minerals. These medicines are prescribed to fit each individual's needs, given
in much smaller and less toxic doses than traditional medications, and are used for both
prevention and treatment.
an abnormal and persistent fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against man.
fear of, aversion to, or discrimination and prejudice against homosexuality or
homosexual lifestyle and culture.
person sexually attracted to members of own sex. Homosexual male is called gay-man
and a homosexual woman is called gay-woman or lesbian. Usually are used terms
of gay for a homosexual man and lesbian for a homosexual woman.
(from gr. homos = same + lat. sexus = sex) :
sexual attraction only to, or sexual relations only with persons of the same sex (man - man
or woman - woman).
It is a form of
sexual orientation. Person having that sexual behavior
is called gay if is a man and lesbian if is a woman.
- Hormonal imbalance
abnormal hormonal balance both in men and women. In women can be represented by
deficiency or excess of estrogen or progesterone, dominance of estrogen, excess of androgens,
deficiency of cortisol. In men can be represented by deficiency of testosterone or excess of
a chemical substance produced by one tissue and conveyed by the bloodstream to another
to effect physiological activity. Hormones have the function of controlling body processes
(such as growth or metabolism), which require several organs of the body to interact for a
- Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
a therapy that replaces the hormones that a woman's
ovaries stop making at the time of
easing symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. HRT combines the female hormones
progesterone and is usually given in pill form. A recent
study has found that HRT can increase a woman's risk for breast cancer, heart disease, stroke,
feeling a great sexual desire. Slang for sexually
person on which or in which a parasitic organism lives. An infected person.
- Human Growth Hormone
hormone secreted by the anterior
pituitary gland that stimulates growth of body tissues,
especially skeletal and muscular tissues. Also called somatotropic hormone (STH).
- Human chorionic gonadotropin
the pregnancy hormone. Hormone produced by the
placenta that maintains the
corpus luteum during
Pregnancy tests look for presence of HCG in blood or
urine in order to detect pregnancy.
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
a virus of a group of Papillomavirus, certain types of which cause
warts in humans. Other types are associated with severe
neoplasia and with
carcinomas. Human Papilloma Virus it is
also called warts virus. There is no vaccine or cure for infection with
Human Papilloma Virus. Because infection with Human Papilloma Virus wide spread
and because often both men and women can be infected with the virus and not
know, it is very important to take precautions by practicing
a pathological accumulation of serous fluid in a bodily cavity, especially in the
1) the science or principles of health and the prevention of illness and maintenance of
2) practices, such as body washing that help ensure cleanliness.
a membranous fold of tissue that partly or completely covers the orifice
vagina of a girl or of a woman. It is located outside
the vagina. The hymen can have many shapes :
- annular – the hymen forms a ring around the vaginal opening
- septate – the hymen has one or more bands extending across the vaginal opening
- cribriform – the hymen stretches completely across the vaginal opening, but looks shot
full of holes
- imperforate – the hymen has no opening, the vaginal opening is completely covered
- parous introitus – the hymen is a fleshy irregular outline decorating its perimeter.
Refers to the vaginal opening which has had a baby pass through it
- Some girl are born with no hymen at all, while others have overly thick hymens that may
require a surgical procedure called a hymenotomy in order to prevent pain for the
woman during sex. The tissue of the hymen is generally very thin and delicate prior to
puberty. Any activity that places tension on the hymeneal tissues may stretch or tear it. As
a result, many girls and teens tear or otherwise dilate their hymen while engaging in
physical activities such sports, inserting and removing tampons, and while masturbating. For
these and many other reasons, the hymen should not be used as evidence for or against one's
chastity or virginity. hymen it is also called cherry or maidenhead.
surgical cutting of the hymen in order to permit the flow freely of the menstrual blood
and other vaginal secretions or to prevent pain for the woman during sex.
elevated blood sugar levels.
continuance of lactation beyond the normal period.
an excessive enlargement of breasts.
excessive production of a bodily secretion.
an excessively interested or involved in sexual activity.
an increase in size of a tissue or organ due to an increase in cell size or number.
an abnormally low level of sugar in the blood.
an abnormally small breast in woman.
decreased amount or duration of menstrual flow from what is normal for
that woman. Can occur caused by an overactive thyroid function (hyperthyroidism),
kidney diseases or usage of
an abnormally development of the
urethra in which a part of the urethral
canal is open on the undersurface of the
penis or on the
a very important area of the brain that lies below the thalamus, which regulates through
several important centers endocrine activity as well as somatic functions as body temperature,
thirst, appetite, water balance, and sexual function. It is also closely connected with
emotional activity and sleep, and functions as a center for the integration of hormonal and
autonomic nervous activity through its control of secretions of the
pituitary gland. Hypothalamus controls pituitary gland
having a very important role in normal menstrual cycle -
pathological condition resulting in insufficient production of
thyroid hormones due to under active thyroid gland.
an operation to remove the
1) wild, uncontrolled excitement or other feelings.
2) a mental disorder in which
is converted into physical symptoms such as paralysis or a sensory deficit that have no
visual examination of the
uterine lining using an
endoscope inserted through the
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