#1252 bulbourethral gland definition and physiology

closed-accepted
Cynthia Smith
5
2012-11-15
2012-11-15
No

Please amend the definition for "abnormal bulbourethral gland morphology [MP:0001169]" to read as;

DEF: any structural anomaly of any of the small paired racemose (compound tubulo-alveolar) glands below the apex of the prostate in males, located posterolateral to the membranous portion of the urethra at the base of the penis, between the two layers of the fascia of the urogenital diaphragm, in the deep perineal pouch, and enclosed by transverse fibers of the sphincter urethrae membranaceae muscle; they secrete a clear fluid known as pre-ejaculate (Cowper’s fluid), and are homologous to the greater vestibular (Bartholin's) glands in the female

NOTE: Based on the Uber anatomy ontology, abnormal bulbourethral gland morphology [MP:0001169] should be a child of "abnormal male urethral gland morphology" (term submitted TICKET ID: 3585354)

Then add:

abnormal bulbourethral gland physiology
DEF: any functional anomaly of the small paired racemose (compound tubulo-alveolar) glands below the apex of the prostate in males, located posterolateral to the membranous portion of the urethra at the base of the penis, which produce a clear, salty, viscous secretion known as pre-ejaculate (aka as pre-ejaculatory fluid, preseminal fluid, or Cowper's fluid) upon sexual stimulation; this fluid is believed to lubricate the urethra for spermatozoa to pass through and neutralize traces of acidic urine in the urethra

Thanks

Anna

Discussion

  • Cynthia Smith
    Cynthia Smith
    2012-11-15

    abnormal bulbourethral gland physiology MP:0011781

     
  • Cynthia Smith
    Cynthia Smith
    2012-11-15

    • assigned_to: nobody --> cynthiasmith
    • status: open --> closed-accepted