Urethra, Distal And Proximal, Anatomy

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Title: Urethra, Distal And Proximal, Anatomy
Description: Distal and proximal urethra. Drawing on the left shows the female proximal and distal urethra; also shown are the bladder filled with urine, the ureters, and the uterus. Cross-section drawing on the right shows the male proximal and distal urethra. Also shown are the rectum, prostate gland, penis, and testis.

Anatomy of the distal and proximal urethra. Urine flows out of the bladder and leaves the body through the urethra. The part of the urethra that is closest to the bladder is called the proximal urethra. The part that is closest to where the urine leaves the body is called the distal urethra. The urethra is about 8 inches long in men and about 1½ inches long in women.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Genitourinary
Type: Color, Medical Illustration (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR747935
Date Created: May 6, 2013
Date Added: November 25, 2013
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Rights holder: Terese Winslow
Email: terese@teresewinslow.com