seminal vesicles


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seminal vesicles

Two small, elongated, sac-like containers situated on the PROSTATE GLAND at the point at which the VAS DEFERENS passes through to join the URETHRA. The seminal vesicles store part of the SEMINAL FLUID until it is discharged by ejaculation. Their secretion contributes most of the volume of the ejaculate but the vesicles do not store spermatozoa.
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A transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) will determine if the seminal vesicles and vas deferens close to the prostate are normal.
SVI was included in the present examination as BPH is commonly regarded as closely associated with elevated levels of androgens-as described above-with the seminal vesicles being one of the most typical target organs of these hormones.
had a high incidence of lymphovascular invasion in seminal vesicles or the perivesical soft tissue.
Open surgery for SVC is challenging because of the deep location of the seminal vesicles in the retrovesical space and the needed large incision (with extensive bladder mobilization).
The rate of misdiagnosis of seminal vesicle diseases remains high, and earlier diagnosis of prostate cancer and germ cell tumors remains a clinical challenge.
Because there is a daily rhythm in the descent of mature sperm bundles from the testes to the seminal vesicles and then to the duplex for lepidopteran species (Riemann et al.
Secretions are first added from the prostate gland and then from the seminal vesicles.
When male rats were fed high doses of stevioside for 22 months, sperm production was reduced, the weight of seminal vesicles (which produce seminal fluid) declined, and there was an increase in cell proliferation in their testicles, which could cause infertility or other problems.
Its primary function is to nourish sperm with a thin, clear fluid, as they lie in holding bays called the seminal vesicles, awaiting ejection into the world beyond.
This enzyme is a Type II isoenzyme and is found primarily in the prostate, seminal vesicles, epididymides and hair follicles as well as the liver, but not the muscle.