female urethra


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[TA]
a canal about 4 cm long passing from the bladder, in close relation with the anterior wall of the vagina and having a long axis that parallels that of the vagina, opening in the vestibule of the vagina posterior to the clitoris and anterior to the vaginal orifice.

female urethra

a canal about 3.7 cm long, extending from the neck of the bladder above the anterior vaginal wall to the urinary meatus.

fe·male u·re·thra

(fēmāl yūr-ēthră) [TA]
A 4-cm canal passing from the bladder, close to the anterior vaginal wall and with a long axis that parallels that of the vagina, opening in the vaginal vestibule posterior to the clitoris and anterior to the vaginal orifice.
Synonym(s): urethra feminina [TA] , urethra muliebris.

urethra

the tubular passage through which urine is discharged from the bladder to the exterior via the external urinary meatus. In males the urethra also conveys the secretions of the reproductive organs.

female urethra
runs ventrally to the reproductive tract, opening in its ventral wall at the junction of the vagina and the vestibule; at its entrance it may be joined with a diverticulum (cow, sow) or a hummock (bitch).
incomplete urethra
see urethral atresia.
male urethra
consists of pelvic (bladder to entrance to penis) and penile or spongy part; the deferent and vesicular ducts enter the pelvic urethra soon after it leaves the bladder.
penile urethra
that part of the male urethra which passes through the penis; called also spongy urethra.
prosthetic urethra
limited use in male cats with urethral obstruction or stricture; some serious disadvantages and surgical perineal urethrostomy the preferred treatment.
spongy urethra
that part of the urethra surrounded by erectile tissue; called also penile urethra.
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Rodriguez-Veiga E, Mestre-Nieto L, Martinez-Sainz P, Garcia-Pascual A, Martin-Palacios S, Marin-Garcia P, Gonzalez-Soriano J (2005) Stereological study of the external urethral sphincter in the female urethra of the lamb: a new model for studies on urinary continence.
Primary signet ring cell carcinoma of female urethra.
Leiomyomas of the female urethra and bladder: A report of five cases and review of the literature.
UTI is more common in females than in males as female urethra structurally is found less effective for preventing the bacterial entry.
A woman's anatomy puts her at greater risk for UTI than a man, mostly because of the short, straight anatomy of the female urethra.
In addition, the company said lidocaine HCl jelly is indicated for the prevention and control of pain in procedures involving the male and female urethra, for topical treatment of painful urethritis, and as an anesthetic lubricant for endotracheal intubation.
It is based on the integral theory of female incontinence, which holds that the female urethra is closed off at the mid-portion rather than at the neck of the bladder (Acta Obstet.
Women are more prone to cystitis than men because the female urethra is shorter than the male one.
URG301 is a pharmaceutical female urethral suppository treatment for Urethritis and Nocturia that is placed into the female urethra.
Congenital paraurethral cysts arise from the various embryological components and vestigial remnants of the vagina and the female urethra (4).