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Introduction: Urethra

Description of Urethra

Urethra: The tube through which urine leaves the body. It empties urine from the bladder.
Source: National Institute of Health

Urethra: duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Urethra: membranous canal conveying urine from the bladder to the exterior of the body.
Source: CRISP

Urethra: A tube that transports URINE from the URINARY BLADDER to the outside of the body in both the sexes. It also has a reproductive function in the male by providing a passage for SPERM.
Source: MeSH 2007

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Urethra as an Organ

Urethra (organ): The a urethra is a hollow tube located on the pelvis that connects the...more »

Urethra (organ): When you urinate, the brain signals the bladder muscles to tighten, squeezing urine out of the bladder. At the same... (Source: excerpt from Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK)

Urethra (organ): See Urethra (organ information).

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Broader terms for Urethra

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Urethra

The following list attempts to classify Urethra into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • canal,channel,duct,epithelial duct
  • passage,passageway
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

MESH - OBO - Hierarchy 2

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