Anorgasmy: Or anorgasmia. Failure of a male or female to achieve an orgasm (climax) during sexual intercourse. Anorgasmia is characterized by psychologists as a “psychosexual dysfunction,” a sexual maladjustment that is psychological or emotional in origin.
Anorgasmia can result from a variety of problems, including stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, worry, guilt, fear of painful intercourse, fear of pregnancy, the undesirability of a partner, the undesirability of a setting, and use of alcohol or drugs. In women this problem is also referred to as “frigidity,” or female orgasmic dysfunction.
“Anorgasmia” is derived from the Greek “an” (without, not), the Greek “orgasmos” (swell) and the Greek and Latin “ia” (a suffix used in the names of ailments).
Anoscope: An Anoscope is an instrument used for visualization of the anus and lowest portion of the rectum. An anoscope is a tube that can be inserted with a lubricant into the anal canal. When the tube is inserted, a light source in the tube allows the examiner to visualize the wall of the anus […]
Anoscopy: Anoscopy is a procedure used to visualize the wall of the anus and lowest portion of the rectum. Anoscopy can be performed in the doctor’s office without any special preparation to empty the colon. The anoscope is the instrument used to allow visualization of the wall of the anus and identification of abnormalities such […]
Anosmia: The failure of the development of or the loss of the sense of smell.
Anotia: The absence from birth of the external, visible part of the ear (the auricle).
Anovular: Not accompanied by ovulation, the release of an ovum (egg) from the ovary. Synonymous with anovulatory.