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pros·tate

 (prŏs′tāt′)
n.
The prostate gland.
adj.
Of or relating to the prostate gland.

[New Latin prostata, from Greek prostatēs (adēn), prostate (gland), from proïstanai, to set before : pro-, in front; see pro-2 + histanai, to set, place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

pros·tat′ic (prŏ-stăt′ĭk) adj.

prostate

(ˈprɒsteɪt)
n
(Anatomy) Also called: prostate gland a gland in male mammals that surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra and secretes a liquid constituent of the semen
adj
(Anatomy) Also: prostatic of or relating to the prostate gland. See also PSA
[C17: via Medieval Latin from Greek prostatēs something standing in front (of the bladder), from pro- in front + histanai to cause to stand]

pros•tate

(ˈprɒs teɪt)
adj.
1. Also, pros•tat•ic (prɒˈstæt ɪk) of or pertaining to the prostate gland.
n.
[1640–50; < New Latin prostata < Greek prostátēs one standing before. See pro-2, -stat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prostate - a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethraprostate - 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
Adj.1.prostate - relating to the prostate gland
Translations
předstojná žlázaprostata
priešinė liaukaprostata

prostate

[ˈprɒsteɪt] N (also prostate gland) → próstata f

prostate

[ˈprɒsteɪt]
n (also prostate gland) → prostate f
modif [problem, trouble] → de prostate prostate cancerprostate cancer ncancer m de la prostate

prostate (gland)

nProstata f, → Vorsteherdrüse f

prostate

[ˈprɒsteɪt] n (also prostate gland) → prostata, ghiandola prostatica

pros·tate

n. próstata, glándula masculina que rodea el cuello de la vejiga y la uretra.

prostate

n (fam) glándula prostática, próstata (fam)
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The clinical presentation of malignant lymphoma of the prostate is difficult to distinguish from other prostatic diseases.
It greatly adds to the already improved overall value of the GreenLight laser in the treatment of prostatic diseases.
If any of these medications actually affect prostate cells, perhaps they may have a role in prevention or therapy of prostatic diseases.
Estrogens have significant direct and indirect effects on prostate gland development and homeostasis and have been long suspected in playing a role in the etiology of prostatic diseases.
Excluding men with prostate cancer, inflammatory or other prostatic diseases did not substantially alter the association.