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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Men possess the membranous urethra, bulbourethral glands (Cowper's glands), and dorsal artery and nerve of the penis.
Silva et al., "Imperforate syringocele of the cowper's glands laparoscopic treatment," Actas Urologicas Espanolas, vol.
Carcinoma in situ, perineural or angiolymphatic invasion, involvement of sweat, Littre or Cowper's glands did not occur.