Reproductive Physiology

Animal Science 304

Prostate gland

cross section of rat prostate gland low magnification

Tissue: Prostate gland (rat) - Low magnification

Function: Seminal fluid production

Key structures:

a) Mucosa- epithelium

b) Muscularis - smooth muscle

c) Urethra - transitional epithelium

d) Vas deferens

e) Prostatic fluid

cross section of rat prostate gland high magnification

Tissue: Prostate gland (rat) - High magnification

Function: Seminal fluid production

Key structures:

a) Mucosa - epithelium

b) Muscularis - smooth muscle

c) Prostatic fluid

Vas deferens

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