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Glossary of Common Urologic Terms

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Impotency
The inability to achieve or maintain an erection of the penis adequate for sexual intercourse. Also referred to as erectile dysfunction.
Incomplete Bladder Emptying
The inability to completely void the bladder during urination.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
A type of radiation therapy that uses 3-dimensional images to show the size and shape of the tumor to better focus therapy towards the cancer. This type of radiation therapy minimizes the damage to healthy tissue next to the tumor.