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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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Increased clusterin expression protects prostate cancer cells from the cytotoxic effects of hormone ablation and chemotherapy and elevated levels of clusterin are associated with hormone resistance and metastasis.
Androgen, a sex hormone that stimulates and maintains masculine characteristics, is a necessary component in normal prostate function that can also encourage the survival and growth of prostate cancer.
Each year, nearly 250,000 men in the United States learn that they have prostate cancer, and about 30,000 die from the disease.
It has been a real, real dream for me to do something about the people who suffer from prostate cancer.
But prostate cancer is still expected to strike 230,100 men and claim 29,900 lives this year.
Risk increases with age--approximately 60% of men develop prostate cancer over time, according to autopsy statistics.
Cytogen Corporation (NASDAQ: CYTO) today reported that clinical investigators from leading cancer research centers presented data from recent and ongoing clinical trials of both PROSTASCINT([R]) (capromab pendetide) and QUADRAMET([R]) (samarium Sm-153 lexidronam injection) in prostate cancer at the 2007 Prostate Cancer Symposium, multidisciplinary meeting co-sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO), and the Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) held February 22-24, 2007 in Orlando, Florida.
Although arsenic carcinogenesis has many other targets, a significant association has also been observed between prostate cancer and chronic arsenic-exposure (Chen and Wang 1990; Lewis et al.
The diagnostic test will detect a recently described gene called PCA3 DD3 that has been shown by studies to date to be over-expressed only in malignant prostate tissue.
And since the prostate sits like a doughnut surrounding the neck of the urethra (the tube that carries urine out of the bladder), an expanding prostate can pinch off the flow of urine.
Prostate cancer diagnosis changed dramatically with the discovery in 1979 of a protein known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and the introduction in the late 1980s of a test that measures its concentration in the blood.