Bartholin's gland

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Bar·tho·lin's gland

 (bär′tl-ĭnz, -thə-lĭnz)
Either of two small compound racemose glands on either side of the vaginal orifice that secrete a lubricating mucus and are homologous to the bulbourethral glands in the male.

[After Caspar Bartholin (1585-1629), Danish physician.]

Bar•tho′lin's gland`

(bɑrˈtoʊ lɪnz, ˈbɑr tl ɪnz)
either of a pair of small lubricating glands at the base of the vagina.
[1920–25; after Caspar Bartholin (1655–1738), Danish anatomist]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bartholin's gland - either of the two posterior vestibular glands that secrete a lubricating mucus; homologous to Cowper's gland in the male
female reproductive system - the reproductive system of females
vestibular gland - a gland that opens into the vestibule of the vagina; secretions lubricate the vagina during coitus
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Clinical presentation of Bartholin's gland nodular hyperplasia is rather specific, although inflammatory lesion is the most common cause of swelling of the Bartholin's gland in all age groups.
Fibromas occur on the vulva as small exophytic projections Bartholin's cyst, Bartholin's gland is blocked and the gland becomes inflamed.
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Women can also develop infections in the Bartholin's gland.
A review of the management of disease of the Bartholin's gland.
Then touch the vestibule at 4 o'clock and 8 o'clock at the ostia of the Bartholin's gland.
Data suggest that the incidence of Bartholin's gland carcinomas is five times greater in postmenopausal than in premenopausal women (Obstet.
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