Preputial Glands


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Preputial Glands

 

the sebaceous glands of the inner surface of the prepuce of the penis in mammals and humans; their functional importance has not been precisely established. In Artiodactyla they develop in an unpaired preputial pouch, and in some Rodentia they function as scent glands in intraspecific and sexual relations.

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Furthermore, there was a statistically significant increase in relative weights of the testes and preputial glands and a decrease in the relative weights of the seminal vesicles.
of males Body weight on day Testes of sacrifice (g) (a) (mg/10 gm B.wt.) (a) Control 10 30.30 [+ or -] 2.45 71.26 [+ or -] 2.4 Meswak 10 27.99 [+ or -] 2.00 79.01 [+ or -] 2.5 * Treatment Seminal vesicles Preputial glands (mg/10 gm B.wt.) (a) (mg/10 gm B.wt.) (a) Control 92.9 [+ or -] 5.3 23.41 [+ or -] 1.40 Meswak 74.1 [+ or -] 5.6 * 29.06 [+ or -] 0.86 ** (a) Relative weights Data are expressed as means [+ or -] S.E.M.
Both male traits reflecting social dominance, the weight of preputial glands and urine-marking behavior, had relatively high heritabilities.