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Definition of Prostate gland

Prostate gland: A gland in the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder. It surrounds part of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder. The prostate gland helps to control urination, and it forms part of the content of semen. Also known as simply the prostate.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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