Bartholin's glands


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Bartholin's glands

(ˈbɑːθəlɪnz)
pl n
(Anatomy) anatomy two small reddish-yellow glands, one on each side of the vaginal orifice, that secrete a mucous lubricating substance during sexual stimulation in females. Compare Cowper's glands
[named by Caspar Bartholin (1655–1738), Danish anatomist, in honour of his father, Thomas]

Bartholin's glands

A pair of glands flanking the outlet of the vagina. They produce a lubricating fluid.
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Up to 97% of patients with vulvar vestibulitis can become totally pain free after surgical excision of the Bartholin's glands, said Dr.
1,2] The majority of cases reported in the literature arise from Bartholin's glands.
THERE are a pair of oval, pea-sized glands whose ducts open into the vulva and these are called Bartholin's glands.