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prostate gland

n.
A gland in male mammals surrounding the urethra at the base of the bladder that controls release of urine from the bladder and secretes a fluid which is a major constituent of semen.

pros′tate gland`


n.
a partly muscular gland that surrounds the urethra of males at the base of the bladder and secretes an alkaline fluid that makes up part of the semen.
[1830–40]

pros·tate gland

(prŏs′tāt′)
A gland in male mammals at the base of the bladder that opens into the urethra. It secretes a fluid that is a major component of semen.

prostate gland


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A gland below the bladder in males. It produces a sperm-activating fluid that forms nearly a third of the semen’s volume.
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Noun1.prostate gland - a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethraprostate gland - a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
ductless gland, endocrine gland, endocrine - any of the glands of the endocrine system that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
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The role of the interventional radiologist is enhanced when disease is confined to the prostate gland.
The prostate gland has a function - it helps men to produce the fluid which carries sperm along the urethra and then into the vagina during intercourse and ejaculation.
Tests to check for prostate cancer include: A prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test to help diagnose and manage prostate problems Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerised tomography (CT), both of which can look at the prostate in detail Biopsy, where a specimen of tissue is taken from the prostate gland.
Common prostate conditions can lead to urinary problems and inflammation of the prostate gland, which in some cases can lead to cancer.
Annually, a million men undergo random needle biopsy of the prostate gland through the rectum.
The method was very effective at reducing the size of the prostate gland and we expect that it is relevant for human use too.
The former Bond actor underwent a full removal of the prostate gland and made a full recovery, but he says the experience changed him forever.
Common prostate conditions can lead to urinary problems, inflammation of the prostate gland, which in some can lead to cancer.
BPH is a condition in which an enlarged prostate gland causes urinary symptoms such as discomfort, incontinence, incomplete voiding, and nocturia.
A prostate biopsy is a procedure in which samples of tissue are removed from your prostate gland and then examined under a microscope to help cancer diagnosis or other conditions.
The tube through which urine flows from the bladder runs through the prostate gland then out through the penis.
Cancer can develop when cells in the prostate gland start to grow in an uncontrolled way.