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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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But two drugs are more expensive than one, the chances of suffering side effects are greater, and you've got to see a doctor to get them--all of which may explain why many men have turned to herbal supplements to help with their enlarged prostates.
Surgeons who remove cancerous prostates often take tissue from nearby lymph nodes at the same time, since these nodes are likely to be the first place to which a cancer metastasizes.
Finasteride is clearly superior to placebo and clinically effective in men with prostates over 40 cubic centimeters,'' Roehrborn said.
Because the prostate's function is to secrete fluid into semen, HCA is found in much larger concentrations in semen produced by cancerous prostates and is therefore expected to be a highly specific marker for prostate cancer.
To explore the protein's role, researchers examined samples of prostate tissue from 4 healthy men, 14 BPH patients, and 130 men whose cancerous prostates had been removed--including 32 in whom the cancer had spread beyond the prostate.
Most men eventually suffer from enlarged prostates," says Logan Holtgrewe, former president of the American Urological Association.
Millions of men who suffer enlarged prostates now can choose a one-hour treatment over drugs or surgery: a machine that literally microwaves the prostate to relieve urinary symptoms.
A study of prostate tissues collected over 20 years -- from the time it first became standard to remove prostates in response to high PSA levels to the present -- reveals that as a screen, the test now indicates nothing more than the size of the prostate gland.
Ho's team has examined five other antioxidant enzymes in the prostates of elderly rats.
Cancer cells are pretty much inevitable in the prostates of men who live to their 70s or 80s.
In fact, finasteride, a drug used to shrink enlarged prostates, blocks the creation of DHT by inhibiting 5-alpha reductase type II.