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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Bulbourethral gland (cowper's gland)--The two glands that are located on either side of the urethra in the pelvic region.
It consists of sperm, testicular fluid, and secretions from the vesicular, prostate, and bulbourethral glands.
Bulbourethral glands also known as Cowper's glands are accessory sexual organs that secrete an alkaline mucus-like fluid which neutralizes traces of acidic urine in the urethra and helps with neutralizing the acidity of the vagina and urethral lubrication during ejaculation.
The male accessory sex glands of mammals include the prostate gland, the vesicular glands, the glands of the ampulla and the bulbourethral glands.
A small volume is from the bulbourethral glands, epididymides and prostate (first part) and the major volume contribution is from the seminal vesicles (second part).