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Descriptor English: Prostate
Descriptor Spanish: Próstata
Descriptor Portuguese: Próstata
Descriptor French: Prostate
Entry term(s): Prostates
Tree number(s): A05.360.444.575
A10.336.707
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011467
Scope note: A gland in males that surrounds the neck of the URINARY BLADDER and the URETHRA. It secretes a substance that liquefies coagulated semen. It is situated in the pelvic cavity behind the lower part of the PUBIC SYMPHYSIS, above the deep layer of the triangular ligament, and rests upon the RECTUM.
Annotation: adenoma, hyperplasia & hypertrophy = PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA; /surg: probably PROSTATECTOMY; inflammation = PROSTATITIS; PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (a serine proteinase) is available: do not confuse with prostate-specific acid phosphatase ( = PROSTATE + ACID PHOSPHATASE)
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply
CH chemistry
CY cytology
DE drug effects
DG diagnostic imaging
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
IM immunology
IN injuries
IR innervation
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
SU surgery
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Related: Prostatectomy MeSH
DeCS ID: 11910
Unique ID: D011467
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2006/07/07
Prostate - Preferred
Concept UI M0017823
Scope note A gland in males that surrounds the neck of the URINARY BLADDER and the URETHRA. It secretes a substance that liquefies coagulated semen. It is situated in the pelvic cavity behind the lower part of the PUBIC SYMPHYSIS, above the deep layer of the triangular ligament, and rests upon the RECTUM.
Preferred term Prostate
Entry term(s) Prostates



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