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Molded, plastic board with Velcro straps used to immobilize an infant while he is circumcised.

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A fluid-filled sac. In circumcised infants, cysts can form on the glans of the penis when exposed to abrasion and feces in a diaper.


According to the manufacturer, Dermagraft is "a cryopreserved human fibroblast-derived dermal substitute. It is composed of fibroblasts, extracellular matrix, and a bioabsorbable scaffold."

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Dorsal Slit

A single cut made from the tip of the foreskin, back towards the glans.  The cut is a crude form of posthioplasty, and used to relieve phimosis as well as being part of freehand, <

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A type of cell that generates long structural proteins that link cells together.

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FIG - Fear, Ignorance and Greed

Fear, Ignorance, and Greed are the three primary motivations for circumcision.


The foreskin is a retractable double-layered fold of skin and mucous membrane that covers the glans penis and protects the urinary meatus when the penis is not erect. It is also described as the prepuce, a technically broader term that also includes the clitoral hood in women, to which the foreskin is embryonically homologous.

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