A lobe of the prostate in rodents that is thin and tubular and is attached to the lesser curvature of the paired seminal vesicles. Secretes substances that contribute to the formation of the copulatory plug. [ MP:0002771 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3308446 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1806140 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12645922 ]

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definition

A lobe of the prostate in rodents that is thin and tubular and is attached to the lesser curvature of the paired seminal vesicles. Secretes substances that contribute to the formation of the copulatory plug.

has related synonym

prostate gland anterior lobe

anterior prostate gland

id

UBERON:0008807

taxon notes

In rodents, the prostate gland consists of three lobes, the anterior prostate (AP; also known as the coagulating gland), the dorsolateral prostate (DLP), and the ventral prostate (VP). These lobes are arranged circumferentially around the urethra and display characteristic patterns of ductal branching and protein secretion (PMID:3308446). In contrast, the adult human prostate lacks discernible lobular organization and, instead, completely envelops the urethra at the base of the bladder (PMID:3308446).[MP]