prostate gland

noun

: a firm partly muscular partly glandular body that is situated about the base of the mammalian male urethra and that secretes an alkaline viscid fluid which is a major constituent of the semen

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to being effective against ED, Muira can be helpful in treating other conditions related to the prostate gland. Jon Goodwin, Discover Magazine, 29 Nov. 2022 And in summer 2019, doctors removed his prostate gland. Dallas News, 15 Dec. 2022 In May 2021, Paul got his first intramuscular shot of Lupron Depot, a brand name for leuprolide, designed to suppress the prostate gland’s release of the hormone for three months. Dallas News, 15 Dec. 2022 Zinc can help to reduce the size of the prostate gland and improve urinary function. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2022 In other words, testosterone therapy caused no changes in heart disease or diabetes risk, and no change in my prostate gland or PSA score, a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 30 June 2022 Another major concern is stimulating growth of the prostate gland. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 30 June 2022 Enlargement of the prostate gland, which is right below the bladder and surrounds the top of the urethra, can lead to urinary incontinence, especially in older men. Jessica Migala, Health.com, 22 Feb. 2022 Prostate cancer, one of the most common types of cancer, often grows slowly and stays confined to the prostate gland, according to the Mayo Clinic. Alex Sundby, CBS News, 25 Oct. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

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“Prostate gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prostate%20gland. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

prostate gland

noun
: a body around the base of the male urethra in mammals that is part muscle and part gland and produces a whitish fluid that is a major part of semen

Medical Definition

prostate gland

noun
: a firm partly muscular partly glandular body that is situated about the base of the mammalian male urethra and secretes an alkaline viscid fluid which is a major constituent of semen

called also prostate

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