Cowper gland

What is Cowper gland?

Cowper gland meaning These glands are located below the prostate on either side of the membranous urethra. They resemble peas in both size and shape. A duct about 2.5 cm long connects each of them with the urethra. Cowper's glands, like the prostate, secrete an alkaline, mucous fluid which makes up about 5 percent of the semen. These glands are also supplied with muscular tissue which aids in expulsion of sperm during ejaculation.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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