Cowper's glands


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Cowper's glands

A pair of pea-sized, yellow, multilobed glands lying in the SPHINCTER of the male urethra and discharging into it. Under the influence of sexual interest they secrete a clear mucinous lubricant to facilitate intercourse. They are also called the bulbo-urethral glands and are the male equivalent of the BARTHOLIN'S GLANDS. (William Cowper, 1666–1709, English surgeon).

Cowper's glands

see bulbourethral glands.
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Pentyala, "A neglected gland: a review of Cowper's gland," International Journal of Andrology, vol.
Firlit, "Cowper's syringocele: a classification of dilatations of Cowper's gland duct based upon clinical characteristics of 8 boys," The Journal of Urology, vol.
Thame, "Syringocele of Cowper's gland duct: an increasingly common rarity," The Journal of Urology, vol.
For the Cowper's glands, the normalized dose-response curves produced by the four laboratories were similar, and the weight change ranged from 273% to 417% at 50 mg/kg/day MT relative to the vehicle control.
For Cowper's glands, the normalized dose-response curves produced by the laboratories were similar above a dose of 30 mg/kg/day p,p'-DDE.