bulbourethral gland

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Synonyms for bulbourethral gland

either of two glands that discharge a component of seminal fluid into the urethra

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76) The use of bone anchors obviates the need for the blind transfer of sutures suprapubically to achieve bulbourethral compression and eliminates any abdominal incision.
Migliari R, Pistolesi D, Leone P, Viola D, Trovarelli S:Male bulbourethral sling after radical prostatectomy: intermediate outcomes at 2 to 4-year followup.
Physiology of the male accessory sex structures: the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, and bulbourethral glands.
Observations on the development of seminal vesicles, prostate and bulbourethral glands in the male ram.
It is reasonable to search for noninvasive biomarkers in human semen, a viscous mixture of spermatozoa and fluid from seminiferous tubules, the epididymis, and accessory glands (seminal vesicles, the prostate, and bulbourethral glands).
In addition, the vesicular glands, prostate, and bulbourethral glands, accessory sex glands that contribute fluids to the ejaculate, develop at the lower sections of the Wolffian ducts near the urogenital sinus, which in the male contains the urethra.
Accessory glands Glands such as the prostate (prohstat), bulbourethral (buhl-bo-yoo-re-thrahl), and vesicular (vehs-ih-koo-lar) glands that produce fluids to nourish and protect sperm.
The accessory sex glands are the seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral gland.
Upon sexual stimulation, the bulbourethral glands secrete a small amount of fluid that lubricates the penis for sexual intercourse and neutralizes the urethral contents that are toxic for spermatozoa.
Likewise corresponding to its human counterpart, the male cat's reproductive system includes the penis (the organ of copulation); two testes (glands that secrete the male hormone testosterone as well as sperm and are enclosed in a fur-covered sac--or scrotum--that is positioned just below the anus); two bulbourethral glands (which discharge an important constituent of seminal fluid); the prostate gland (which secretes the fluid component of semen); and the ductus deferens (a tube that carries sperm from each testis to the urethra, a channel within the penis through which semen is transported during copulation).
A gel is added to the semen by the Bulbourethral gland (also called the Cowper's gland).
On sexual stimulation, the bulbourethral glands release secretions that lubricate the penis and neutralize the urethra.