greater vestibular gland


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great·er ves·tib·u·lar gland

[TA]
one of two mucoid-secreting tubuloalveolar glands on either side of the lower part of the vagina, the equivalent of the bulbourethral glands in the male; ensheathed with vestibular bulbs by ischiocavernosus muscles. Thus, erection and concurrent muscle contraction cause secretion into the vestibule of the vagina.

greater vestibular gland

great·er ves·tib·u·lar gland

(grā'tĕr ves-tib'yū-lăr gland) [TA]
One of two mucoid-secreting tubuloalveolar glands on either side of the lower part of the vagina, the equivalent of the bulbourethral glands in the male; ensheathed with vestibular bulbs by ischiocavernosus muscles; contraction of which causes secretion into vestibule of vagina.
Synonym(s): Bartholin gland.

Duverney,

Joseph G., French anatomist, 1648-1730.
Duverney fissures - (usually) two vertical fissures in the anterior portion of the cartilage of the external auditory meatus, filled by fibrous tissue. Synonym(s): notches in cartilage of external acoustic meatus
Duverney foramen - the passage, below and behind the portal hepatis, connecting the two sacs of the peritoneum. Synonym(s): epiploic foramen
Duverney gland - one of two mucoid-secreting tubuloalveolar glands on either side of the lower part of the vagina, the equivalent of the bulbourethral glands in the male. Synonym(s): greater vestibular gland
Duverney muscle - Synonym(s): lacrimal part of orbicularis oculi muscle

Bartholin,

Casper, Danish anatomist, 1655-1738.
Bartholin abscess - an abscess of the vulvovaginal gland.
Bartholin cyst - a cyst arising from the major vestibular gland or its ducts.
Bartholin cystectomy - removal of a cyst of a major vestibular gland. Synonym(s): vulvovaginal cystectomy
Bartholin duct - the duct that drains the anterior portion of the sublingual gland. Synonym(s): major sublingual duct
Bartholin gland - one of two mucoid-secreting tubuloalveolar glands on either side of the lower part of the vagina. Synonym(s): greater vestibular gland

Tiedemann,

Friedrich, German anatomist, 1781-1861.
Tiedemann gland - one of two mucoid-secreting tubuloalveolar glands on either side of the lower part of the vagina. Synonym(s): greater vestibular gland
Tiedemann nerve - a sympathetic nerve accompanying the central artery of the retina in the optic nerve.
Tiedemann rongeur
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