Urethra

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In anatomy, the urethra (from Greek οὐρήθρα – ourḗthrā) is a tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of urine from the body of both females and males.wikipedia
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Urinary bladder

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In anatomy, the urethra (from Greek οὐρήθρα – ourḗthrā) is a tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of urine from the body of both females and males.
Urine enters the bladder via the ureters and exits via the urethra.

Urine

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In anatomy, the urethra (from Greek οὐρήθρα – ourḗthrā) is a tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of urine from the body of both females and males. The urethra provides an exit for urine as well as semen during ejaculation.
Urination results in urine being excreted from the body through the urethra.

Urination

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The external urethral sphincter is a striated muscle that allows voluntary control over urination.
Urination is the release of urine from the urinary bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body.

Ejaculation

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Females use their urethra only for urinating, but males use their urethra for both urination and ejaculation. The urethra provides an exit for urine as well as semen during ejaculation.
Retrograde ejaculation is the condition where semen travels backwards into the bladder rather than out the urethra.

Internal urethral sphincter

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The internal sphincter, formed by the involuntary smooth muscles lining the bladder neck and urethra, is innervated by the sympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system.
It is located at the junction of the urethra with the urinary bladder and is continuous with the detrusor muscle, but anatomically and functionally fully independent from it.

Urogenital sinus

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In human females and other primates, the urethra connects to the urinary meatus above the vagina, whereas in marsupials, the female's urethra empties into the urogenital sinus.
The upper part gives rise to the urinary bladder and the pelvic part gives rise to the prostatic and membranous parts of the urethra.

Urethral sphincters

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The external urethral sphincter is a striated muscle that allows voluntary control over urination.
The urethral sphincters are two muscles used to control the exit of urine in the urinary bladder through the urethra.

Semen

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The urethra provides an exit for urine as well as semen during ejaculation.
The bulbourethral glands secrete a clear secretion into the lumen of the urethra to lubricate it.

Prostatic urethra

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In the male the pelvic part of the sinus forms the prostatic urethra and epithelium as well as the membranous urethra and bulbo urethral glands.
The prostatic urethra, the widest and most dilatable part of the urethra canal, is about 3 cm long.

Epithelium

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The epithelium of the urethra starts off as transitional cells as it exits the bladder.

Seminal vesicle

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The excretory duct of each seminal gland unites with the corresponding vas deferens to form the two ejaculatory ducts, which immediately pass through the substance of the prostate gland before opening separately into the verumontanum of the prostatic urethra.

Prostate

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The prostate surrounds the urethra just below the urinary bladder and can be felt during a rectal exam.

Spongy urethra

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The spongy urethra (cavernous portion of urethra, penile urethra) is the longest part of the male urethra, and is contained in the corpus spongiosum of the penis.

Ejaculatory duct

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They pass through the prostate, and open into the urethra at the seminal colliculus.

Pre-prostatic urethra

The pre-prostatic urethra is one of the four parts of the male urethra.

Clitoris

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In the human female, the urethra is about 1.9 in to 2 in long and exits the body between the clitoris and the vagina, extending from the internal to the external urethral orifice.
In humans, the visible portion - the glans - is at the front junction of the labia minora (inner lips), above the opening of the urethra.

Membranous urethra

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In the male the pelvic part of the sinus forms the prostatic urethra and epithelium as well as the membranous urethra and bulbo urethral glands.
The membranous urethra or intermediate part of male urethra is the shortest, least dilatable, and, with the exception of the urinary meatus, the narrowest part of the urethra.

Urinary meatus

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In anatomy, the urethra (from Greek οὐρήθρα – ourḗthrā) is a tube that connects the urinary bladder to the urinary meatus for the removal of urine from the body of both females and males. In the human female, the urethra is about 1.9 in to 2 in long and exits the body between the clitoris and the vagina, extending from the internal to the external urethral orifice.
The urinary meatus, also known as the external urethral orifice, is the opening of the urethra.

Corpus spongiosum penis

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The corpus spongiosum is the mass of spongy tissue surrounding the male urethra within the penis.

Urethral gland

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The urethral or periurethral glands (also Littre glands after Alexis Littré) are glands that branch off the wall of the urethra of male mammals.

Hypospadias

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Hypospadias is a common variation in fetal development of the penis in which the urethra does not open from its usual location in the head of the penis.

Internal urethral orifice

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In the human female, the urethra is about 1.9 in to 2 in long and exits the body between the clitoris and the vagina, extending from the internal to the external urethral orifice.
The internal urethral orifice is the opening of the urinary bladder into the urethra.

Urethritis

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Urethritis is inflammation of the urethra.

Urethral stricture

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A urethral stricture is a narrowing of the urethra caused by injury, instrumentation, infection, and certain non-infectious forms of urethritis.