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pros·tat·ic flu·id

succus prostaticus; a whitish secretion that is one of the constituents of the semen.

prostatic fluid

the secretion of the prostate gland, which contributes to formation of the semen.

pros·tat·ic flu·id

(pros-tat'ik flū'id)
Succus prostaticus; a whitish secretion that is one of the constituents of semen.

prostatic

pertaining to or emanating from the prostate.

prostatic abscess
occurs in dogs, often as a complication of benign prostatic hypertrophy and squamous metaplasia. Clinical signs are variable, sometimes resembling those of acute prostatitis with fever and systemic illness, or they can be similar to those of chronic prostatitis with straining, dysuria and hematuria.
benign prostatic hyperplasia
a diffuse glandular and stromal hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the prostate is commonly seen in dogs from middle age, increasing in frequency and degree with advancing age. Clinical effects are minimal or absent in the majority of dogs, but occasionally dysuria and constipation result. Infection can be a complication, causing an acute or chronic prostatitis.
prostatic calculi
occur uncommonly in dogs. May originate in the urinary tract, becoming lodged in the prostate, or form within prostatic tissue.
prostatic cyst
may occur in association with benign prostatic hyperplasia or as a separate entity, developing from vestiges of müllerian ducts.
prostatic fluid
secretion of the prostate; the third, sperm-free, fraction in a dog semen collection.
prostatic inflammation
prostatic massage
firm digital pressure and massage of the prostate, applied per rectum, may be performed to increase the amount of cellular material and secretions collected in a urine or prostatic wash sample.
prostatic neoplasms
adenocarcinomas occur infrequently in older dogs, invading locally and metastasizing to sublumbar lymph nodes and lumbar vertebrae.
prostatic wash
placement of a urinary catheter in the prostatic urethra and a flush followed by aspiration of fluid is used to obtain samples for culture and cytology in the diagnosis of prostatic disease.
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Aliquots of prostatic fluid were also incubated with the ACT or PSA to determine the biological activity of endogenous PSA or ACT.
3A is a representative silver-stained 2-D protein profile of a prostatic fluid specimen.
IN VITRO REACTION OF PROSTATIC FLUID WITH EXOGENOUS PSA OR ACT
Results of the above studies indicated that both serum and prostatic fluid specimens contained free PSA as well as free ACT.
Because prostatic fluid and seminal plasma are rich in zinc, 390-450 mg/L (6 mmol/L) and 150-200 mg/L (2 mmol/L), respectively [34], and PSA is known to be inhibited by zinc [35], zinc could play a role in preventing the formation of the PSA-ACT complex.
Results of the present study demonstrate that, although both serum and prostatic fluid contain PSA and ACT, a significant amount of PSA-ACT complex is detected in serum but not in prostatic fluid.
An alteration in the pattern of migration for ACT from prostatic fluid was associated with the absence of PSA-ACT complex in these specimens.
That PSA and ACT did not form a significant amount of the complex in prostatic fluid may be physiologically important.
The lack of significant amount of complex formation between PSA and ACT in the prostatic fluid was possibly attributable, in part, to the 6 mmol/L concentration of zinc in this fluid [34].
3B, our detection system was capable of detecting fragmented PSA in prostatic fluid, apparently an intact (30-kDa) form of PSA is present in human serum that is incapable of reacting with ACT.