The orifice of the urethra is about an inch below the glans clitoridis and is slightly puckered.
Occasionally the fluke migrates into the blood vessels and may reach the lungs, kidneys, urethra and bladder.
The male urethra begins at the bladder and runs through the prostate and perineum to the penis, which it traverses as far as the tip. It is divided into a prostatic, membranous and spongy part, and is altogether about 8 inches in length.
Into the whole length of the urethra mucous glands (glands of Littre) open, and in the roof of 1 Figs.
Lotio Rubra, the familiar "Red Lotion," a solution of zinc sulphate, is widely used in many catarrhal inflammations, as of the ear, urethra, conjunctiva, &c. There are also innumerable ointments.
The prostate is partly a muscular and partly a glandular structure, situated just below the bladder and traversed by the urethra; it is of a somewhat conical form with the base upward in contact with the bladder.
Microscopically the prostate consists of masses of long, slender, slightly branching glands, embedded in unstriped muscle and fibrous tissue; these glands open by delicate ducts (about twenty in number) into the prostatic urethra, which will be.
The prostatic urethra runs downward through the prostate rather nearer the anterior than the pos terior part.
Close to the opening of the utriculus the ejaculatory ducts, already mentioned, open into the urethra by very small apertures.
The part of the urethra above the openings of these ducts really belongs to the urinary system only, though it is convenient to describe it here.
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Opening into the spongy urethra where it passes through the bulb are the ducts of two small glands known as Cowper's glands, which lie on each side of the membranous urethra and are best seen in childhood.
This is known as the membranous urethra, and is very narrow, being gripped by the compressor urethrae muscle.
The spongy urethra is that part which is enclosed in the penis after piercing the anterior layer of the triangular ligament.
As a surgeon, Simon's work came second to his interest in sanitary science, but he claimed priority over Cock in the operation of perineal puncture of the urethra in cases of retention from stricture.
In 1810 he published a series of Letters concerning the Diseases of the Urethra, in which he treated of stricture from an anatomical and pathological point of view.
When it is slit open from in front a longitudinal ridge is seen in its posterior wall, which is called the verumontanum or crista urethra, and on each side of this is a longitudinal depression, the prostatic sinus, into which numerous ducts of the prostate open, though some of them open on to the antero-lateral surface.
- Transverse Section of a young Prostate, showing wavy striped muscle in front, urethra in the middle, and the two ejaculatory ducts behind.