Cowper's gland

Asked by Vineet Chauhan | 9th Oct, 2013, 10:06: AM

Expert Answer:

Cowper’s gland also known as bulbourethral gland is a tiny gland present in male reproductive system. It is located on the sides of urethra just below the prostate gland. It releases a fluid. This fluid lubricates the urethra and neutralizes any acid that may be present due to residual drops of urine in the urethra.

Apart from Cowper’s gland and prostate gland, there is one more accessory gland in male reproductive system. It is called seminal vesicle. Seminal vesicles are sac-like structures attached to the vas deferens at one side of the urinary bladder. They produce a sticky, yellowish fluid that contains fructose. This fluid provides sperm cells energy and aids in their motility.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 9th Oct, 2013, 11:18: AM

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