Cowper's gland


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Cowper's gland

(kou′pərz, ko͞o′-)

Cowper's gland

[kou′pərz]
Etymology: William Cowper, English surgeon, 1666-1709
either of two round, pea-sized tubular glands embedded in the urethral sphincter of the male beneath the bulb of the male urethra. Normally yellow, they consist of several lobes with ducts that join and form a single excretory duct, emptying mucus into the urethra. Also called bulbourethral gland. Compare Bartholin's gland.
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Cowper's gland

Cowper's gland

(kow'perz, koo')
[William Cowper, Brit. anatomist, 1666–1709]
Either of two small, round, yellow glands, one on each side of the prostate gland, each with a duct about 1 in (2.5 cm) long, terminating in the wall of the urethra. They secrete a viscid fluid forming part of the seminal fluid and correspond to the Bartholin glands in the female. Synonym: bulbourethral gland See: prostate; urethra
References in periodicals archive ?
Thame, "Syringocele of Cowper's gland duct: an increasingly common rarity," The Journal of Urology, vol.
Rountree, "Pronounced dilatation of Cowper's gland duct manifest as a perineal mass: a recommendation for management," The Journal of Urology, vol.
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.
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.
The control prostate weights showed the highest variability between experiments, as follows: prostate, 11%; Cowper's glands, 6%; seminal vesicles, 5%; glans penis, 4%; LMBC, 4%; liver, 1.