Firm, muscular gland (actually a group of glands) that surrounds the urethra near the outlet of the bladder. The prostate's principal function appears to be manufacturing fluid that constitutes a portion of the semen.
A gland found only in men that produces a slightly alkaline fluid that forms a portion of the semen. It is about the size of a walnut and it surrounds the neck of the bladder and a section of the urethra. The prostate is located behind the base of the penis, in front of the rectum, and under the bladder.
prostate gland A firm partly muscular partly glandular body that is situated about the base of the male urethra and secretes an alkaline viscid fluid which is a major constituent of the ejaculatory fluid
pro = before + G. istanai = to stand, or ? L. statum = stood; standing before; male gland at base of ("before") bladder; Aristotle uses prostatai chirsoedeis = varicose prostate = seminal vesicles; Herophilus (c. 300 BC) uses prostatai adenoeideis = glandular prostate; Galen (c. 180 AD) uses prostatai for whole complex of seminal vesicles and prostate, based on animal dissections.
A ‘gland' within the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder. Chestnut shaped, the prostate surrounds the beginning of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder. It is actually 30-50 glands between which is abundant tissue containing many bundles of smooth muscle and secretes a milky fluid.
A male sex gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. This walnut-shaped gland about an inch and a half long produces part of the fluid that is important for the production and transport of sperm.
A male gland about the size and shape of a walnut that surrounds the urethra and is located just below the bladder. If the prostate must be partially or totally removed because of illness, some degree of incontinence often results.
(PROS-tate) A gland in the male reproductive system just below the bladder. The prostate surrounds part of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder, and produces a fluid that forms part of semen.
a gland that works along with the seminal vesicles to produce the fluids that combine with sperm as it moves through the male reproductive system. The fluids and sperm combine to form semen that is ejaculated during sexual intercourse.
an organ that surrounds the urethra in males at the base of the bladder. It comprises a muscular portion that controls the release of urine and glandular portion that secretes an alkaline fluid that makes up part of the semen.
A gland within the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder. Chestnut shaped, the prostate surrounds the beginning of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder. See the entire definition of Prostate
Gland in the male that surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra. In older men, it may become infected (prostatitis) or obstructed (prostatic hypertrophy), cause urinary difficulties or become cancerous.
A fibre rich gland, surrounding the male urethra just beneath the bladder. In elderly men the prostate may increase in size and cause voiding problems. The prostate is also one of the most frequent sites for malignant cancer in men, often spreading ( metastasising) to the skeleton.
A sex gland in men. It is about the size of a walnut, and surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. It is partly muscular and partly glandular, with ducts opening into the prostatic portion of the urethra. It is made up of three lobes: a center lobe with one lobe on each side.
gland situated at the beginning of the urethra (passage through which urine leaves the body) in men. It secretes an alkaline fluid which is the major component of semen (ejaculatory fluid). Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men in the U.S.
cancer : Cancer of the prostate, a common form of cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the prostate. The prostate is one of the male sex glands and is located just below the bladder (the organ that collects and empties urine) and in front of the rectum (the lower part of the intestine). The prostate is about the size of a walnut. It surrounds part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. The prostate makes fluid that becomes part of the semen, the white fluid that contains sperm.
Prostate cancer is rare in animals (compared to humans) and is much more common in dogs than cats. Most cases are in the advanced stages of disease when first diagnosed. Treatment is often ineffective compared to treatment in humans.