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Clinical Definition The urethra is the tube that transports urine (and semen, in males) out of the body. The urethra begins at the bladder in men and extends through the prostate gland, perineum and the length of the penis. In females, the urethral length is shorter and extends from the bladder to just in front


Clinical Definition Urethritis is inflammation and swelling of the urethra, a tube that transports urine from the bladder to outside the body. In men, the urethra carries urine from the bladder to the penis to void urine. In women, the urethra’s opening is in front of the vagina. The urethra can become inflamed due to

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