Cowper's glands


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Related to Cowper's glands: Bartholin's glands, prostate gland, Skene's glands

Cowper's glands

(ˈkuːpəz)
pl n
(Anatomy) two small yellowish glands near the prostate that secrete a mucous substance into the urethra during sexual stimulation in males. Compare Bartholin's glands
[C18: named after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist who discovered them]
Translations

Cowper's glands

n. glándulas de Cowper (bulbouretrales), pequeñas glándulas adyacentes al bulbo de la uretra masculina a la que vacían una secreción mucosa.
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Carcinoma in situ, perineural or angiolymphatic invasion, involvement of sweat, Littre or Cowper's glands did not occur.
The following tissues were removed and weighed at necropsy: liver and combined kidneys (to 1 mg), Cowper's glands, levator ani/bulbo cavernosus muscles (LA/BC), seminal vesicles (with coagulating gland), ventral prostate, glans penis, and combined adrenal glands (all to 0.
The Hershberger assay is one of the assays selected for validation based on the need for in vivo screening to detect androgen agonists or antagonists by measuring the response of five sex accessory organs and tissues of castrated juvenile male rats: the ventral prostate, the seminal vesicles with coagulating glands, the levator ani and bulbocavernosus muscle complex, the Cowper's glands, and the glans penis.