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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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.
Bulbourethral glands also known as Cowper's glands are accessory sexual organs that secrete an alkaline mucus-like fluid which neutralizes traces of acidic urine in the urethra and helps with neutralizing the acidity of the vagina and urethral lubrication during ejaculation.
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.