Cowper's gland


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Cow·per's gland

 (kou′pərz, ko͞o′-)
[After William Cowper (1666-1709), English surgeon.]

Cow′per's gland`

(ˈkaʊ pərz, ˈku-)
n.
either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra during sexual excitement.
[1730–40; after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist, who discovered them]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cowper's gland - either of two glands that discharge a component of seminal fluid into the urethra; homologous to Bartholin's gland in the female
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
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The main differential diagnosis at this point was an infected Cowper's gland.
Herein we report a case of a 29-year-old male with an imperforate Cowper's gland syringocele.
The fluid from the Cowper's gland contains no sperm.
The CV values for the ventral prostate, seminal vesicle, and Cowper's gland were higher than those for the glans penis and BC/LA in the assays for all three chemicals.
During each 3-hour operation the testicles are removed, the glans penis becomes the clitoris, the scrotum becomes the labia majora, the urethra becomes the labia minora mucosa, the scrotum/penile skin becomes the vagina, and the Cowper's glands and prostate are retained.
Women have corresponding structures, but are notable for lack of Cowper's glands, the presence of the inferior vagina at the level of the introitus, and the piercing of the sphincter urethrae by the inferior two -thirds of the urethra.