Urethral gland

Urethral gland

Infobox Anatomy
Name = Urethral gland
Latin = glandulae urethrales urethrae masculinae
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The term urethral or periurethral gland (also Littre gland after Alexis Littré, or preputial glands) is used to refer to any of the many glands that branch off the wall of the urethra of male mammals.

The glands secrete mucus, which is incorporated into the semen, and are most numerous in the section of the urethra that runs through the penis.

External links

* [http://courseweb.edteched.uottawa.ca/Medicine-histology/English/Reproduction/male/fig22malerepro.htm Slide at uottawa.ca]
* [http://www.item.fraunhofer.de/reni/trimming/image.php?mno=037&

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