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Encyclopedia > Uvula of urinary bladder
Uvula of urinary bladder
Vertical section of bladder, penis, and urethra. (Uvula not labeled, but would be present in bladder, at region labeled "neck".)
Latin uvula vesicae urinariae
Gray's subject #255 1232
Dorlands/Elsevier u_04/12841640

The mucous membrane immediately behind the internal urethral orifice presents a slight elevation, the uvula of urinary bladder, caused by the middle lobe of the prostate. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (730x700, 175 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Urinary bladder Scrotum Prostate Foreskin Bulbourethral gland Pubic symphysis Seminal vesicle Vas deferens Ejaculatory duct Corpus spongiosum Wikipedia... A bladder is a pouch or other flexible enclosure with waterproof or gasproof walls. ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ... In anatomy, the urethra is a tube which connects the urinary bladder to the outside of the body. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... Elseviers logo Elsevier, the worlds largest publisher of medical and scientific literature, forms part of the Reed Elsevier group. ... The mucous membranes (or mucosae; singular: mucosa) are linings of ectodermic origin, covered in epithelium, and are involved in absorption and secretion. ... The internal urethral orifice is placed at the apex of the trigonum vesicae, in the most dependent part of the bladder, and is usually somewhat crescentic in form; the mucous membrane immediately behind it presents a slight elevation, the uvula vesicae, caused by the middle lobe of the prostate. ... Male Anatomy The prostate is an exocrine gland of the male mammalian reproductive system. ...


It is often enlarged in benign prostatic hypertrophy. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the increase in size of the prostate in middle_aged and elderly men. ...

See also

Diagram showing the uvula, tonsils, soft palate, and tongue Uvula without tonsils (after tonsillectomy) The uvula (IPA: ) is a small, mucosa-covered set of muscles, musculus uvulae, hanging down from the soft palate, near the back of the throat. ... In the anatomy of mammals, the urinary bladder is a hollow, muscular and distensible or elastic organ that sits on the pelvic floor. ...

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This article was originally based on an entry from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. As such, some of the information contained herein may be outdated. Please edit the article if this is the case, and feel free to remove this notice when it is no longer relevant. eMedicine is an online clinical medical knowledge base that was founded in 1996. ... The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... An illustration from the 1918 edition Henry Grays Anatomy of the Human Body, commonly known as Grays Anatomy, is an anatomy textbook widely regarded as a classic work on human anatomy. ...



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