Definition of Balanitis

1. Noun. Inflammation of the head of the penis.

Generic synonyms: Inflammation, Redness, Rubor

Definition of Balanitis

1. Noun. (medicine) inflammation of the glans penis ¹

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Medical Definition of Balanitis

1. Inflammation of the glans penis, it is usually associated with phimosis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balanitis

balancing selection
balancing side
balancing side condyle
balanic hypospadias
balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis
balanitis diabetica
balanitis of Zoon
balantidial dysentery

Literary usage of Balanitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practice of medicine by Thomas Hawkes Tanner (1874)
"Some practitioners < the affection balanitis when only the glans is affected, ... A similar affection to balanitis, due to causes of a like kind, ..."

2. The Modern treatment of syphilitic diseases: Both Primary and Secondary by Langston Parker (1854)
"119, is of the same opinion, and states that in several instances the pus of a balanitis, where there has not been the least breaking of the skin, ..."

3. Practical treatise on diseases of the urinary and generative organs in both by William Acton (1858)
"balanitis consists in inflammation and patchy excoriation of the glans penis ... English writers have described the complaint here spoken of, as balanitis, ..."

4. A Text-book of Genito-urinary Diseases: Including Functional Sexual by Leopold Casper (1906)
"In the uncleanly balanitis is often due to the accumulation of ... Persons who have no prepuce never get balanitis, their mucous membrane having been ..."

5. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1907)
"PERSISTENT balanitis Crocker describes a recurrent superficial inflammation of the glans and prepuce which occurs in men between sixty and seventy, ..."

6. A Treatise on gonorrhoea and syphilis by Silas Durkee (1864)
"But, as in most cases, all the tissues just named are involved, I shall employ the term balanitis as being sufficiently suggestive of the seat of the ..."

7. Treatment of the diseases of children by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1907)
"balanitis balanitis is a swelling and inflammation of the foreskin due to a ... In marked degrees of phimosis and balanitis, circumcision is the only means ..."

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