Tyson's glands

Synonyms

Glandulae praeputiales, preputial glands.

Related people

Modified sebaceous glands located around the corona and inner surface of the prepuce of the penis.

Description

Modified sebaceous glands located around the corona and inner surface of the prepuce of the penis. Their secretion is one of the components of smegma. They were noted by Tyson and in 1694 fully described by William Cowper (1666-1709) who named them after Tyson.

Bibliography

  • W. Cowper:
    Myotomia reformata; or, An anatomical treatise on the muscles of the human body. London, 1694, 1724.

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