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Bartholin's glandsMucus-secreting glands lying between the back part of the vaginal orifice and the lesser lips (labia minora) on either side. They secrete under the influence of sexual excitement and facilitate sexual intercourse. (Carpar Secundus Bartholin, 1655–1738, Danish surgeon).
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These glands are embedded in the vestibule of the vagina and function to maintain moisture.
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