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Descriptor in English: Prostate
Descriptor in Spanish: Próstata
Descriptor in Portuguese: Próstata
Descriptor in French: Prostate
Entry term(s): Prostates
Tree number(s): A05.360.444.575
A10.336.707
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
See also the descriptors: Prostatectomy MeSH
DeCS UI: 11910
Descriptor UI: D011467
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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