bulbourethral gland

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bulbourethral gland

[¦bəl·bō·yu̇′rēth·rəl ‚gland]
(anatomy)
Either of a pair of compound tubular glands, anterior to the prostate gland in males, which discharge into the urethra. Also known as Cowper's gland.
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Moreover, secretions from the seminal vesicles, the prostate, and the bulbourethral glands make up >90% of the volume of semen and likely represent the other sources of cfsRNA.
From one male per litter, we excised and weighed the following organs: testis, epididymis, ventral prostate, seminal vesicles, levator ani/bulbo-cavernosus muscles (LABC), bulbourethral glands, adrenals, kidney, and liver.
Secretions from the bulbourethral (Cowper's) glands neutralize the urethral contents that are toxic for spermatozoa and supply the enzymes to liquefy the coagulum that forms at ejaculation.
Calculation of dose to the bulbourethral region was not required for protocol quality assurance and not previously known to be a risk factor for severe urinary or bowel toxicity.