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Anatomy of the Prostate Gland


Picture of the prostate gland and its location in the body

The prostate gland is a small, walnut-shaped organ that lies just below a man's bladder. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body through the penis.

The prostate gland produces most of the fluid in semen.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerJ. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology
Last RevisedDecember 3, 2011

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