The numerous mucous-secreting glands found in several female mammalian species (including rodents and humans) on the anterior wall of the vagina, around the lower end of the urethra, and possessing a common paraurethral duct which opens (on each side) near the external urethral orifice; they are homologous with the prostate gland in males, have highly variable anatomy, and are believed to be the source of the female ejaculate, a lubricating fluid with a similar consistency to male prostatic fluid that is expelled through the urethra during sexual stimulation; like the male prostate, these glands are susceptible to infection (skenitis), cyst development, and cancer. [ MP : 0011793 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/anna ]

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latin term
glandula vestibulares minor [ MP : 0011793 ]
latin term
glandulae vestibulares minores [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skene%27s_gland ]
definition
  • The numerous mucous-secreting glands found in several female mammalian species (including rodents and humans) on the anterior wall of the vagina, around the lower end of the urethra, and possessing a common paraurethral duct which opens (on each side) near the external urethral orifice; they are homologous with the prostate gland in males, have highly variable anatomy, and are believed to be the source of the female ejaculate, a lubricating fluid with a similar consistency to male prostatic fluid that is expelled through the urethra during sexual stimulation; like the male prostate, these glands are susceptible to infection (skenitis), cyst development, and cancer.
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b8/Skenes_gland.jpg
external ontology notes
  • in MP female urethral gland, Skene gland and paraurethral gland are exact syns. Note that NCITA seems to use the term in a more generic way, as a parent for skene gland, cowper gland (which may be the same as the male bulbo-urethral gland)
has broad synonym
  • female urethral gland
has exact synonym
  • Skene gland
  • para-urethral gland
  • Skene's gland
  • urethral gland of clitoral urethra
  • periurethral gland
  • female prostate
has related synonym
  • Schueller's gland
  • glandulae vestibulares minores
  • Guerin's gland
  • glandula vestibulares minor
  • U-spot
  • Skene's gland of clitoral urethra
  • female urethral gland
id
  • UBERON:0010145