paraurethral glands

paraurethral glands
a group of urethral glands of the female urethra that are drained by the paraurethral ducts. Called also Skene glands and female prostate.

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  • paraurethral — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary para (I) + urethral : adjacent to the urethra paraurethral glands that are the female homologue of the prostate …   Useful english dictionary

  • paraurethral gland — n any of several small glands that open into the female urethra near its opening and are homologous to glandular tissue in the prostate gland in the male called also Skene s gland …   Medical dictionary

  • paraurethral gland — /par euh yoo ree threuhl/ any of a group of vestigial glands located in the posterior wall of the urethra in women. [PARA 1 + URETHRAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • paraurethral gland — /par euh yoo ree threuhl/ any of a group of vestigial glands located in the posterior wall of the urethra in women. [PARA 1 + URETHRAL] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Skene ducts (tubules) glands — (skēn) [Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene, American gynecologist, 1838–1900] see ductus paraurethrales urethrae femininae, and see paraurethral glands, under gland …   Medical dictionary

  • Skene glands — paraurethral g s …   Medical dictionary

  • female prostate — paraurethral glands …   Medical dictionary

  • Skene's gland — opening is pictured. Latin glandulae vestibulares minores Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Female ejaculation — (also described in the medical literature as Orgasmic Expulsion, and colloquially as squirting or gushing ) refers to the expulsion of noticeable amounts of clear fluid by human females from the paraurethral ducts through and around the urethra… …   Wikipedia

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

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