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In anatomy, the urethra (frae Greek οὐρήθρα – ourḗthrā) is a tube that connects the urinary bladder tae the urinary meatus for the removal o fluids frae the body. In male placental mammals, the urethra travels throu the penis, an carries semen as well as urine.[1] In female placental mammals, the urethra is shorter an emerges at the female external urethral orifice abuin the vaginal openin.

Urethra
Female and Male Urethra.jpg
The urethra transports urine frae the bladder tae the ootside o the body. This image shows (a) a female urethra an (b) a male urethra.
Details
PrecursorUrogenital sinus
ArteryInferior vesical artery
Middle rectal artery
Internal pudendal artery
VeinInferior vesical vein
Middle rectal vein
Internal pudendal vein
NervePudendal nerve
Pelvic splanchnic nerves
Inferior hypogastric plexus
LymphInternal iliac lymph nodes
Deep inguinal lymph nodes
Identifiers
Laitinurethra vagina; feminina (female); urethra masculina (male)
Greekοὐρήθρα
MeSHA05.360.444.492.726
Dorlands
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Urethra
TAA08.4.01.001F
A08.5.01.001M
FMA19667
Anatomical terminology

ReferencesEedit

  1. Marvalee H. Wake (15 September 1992). Hyman's Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. University of Chicago Press. pp. 583–. ISBN 978-0-226-87013-7. Retrieved 6 May 2013.