Disorders of the Prostate

26 Disorders of the Prostate

The prostate encircles the neck of the urinary bladder such that the urethra runs directly through the center. There are two prostatic lobes, separated by fibrous tissue. Growth and function of the prostate are androgen dependent. Under the influence of testosterone and its metabolite, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), prostatic cells increase in number (hyperplasia) and size (hypertrophy). As long as a male dog is intact, progressive increase in prostate size will occur. Castration causes profound prostate atrophy.

The following are diagnostic tests used for identification of all types of prostatic disease:


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Jul 18, 2016 | Posted by in PHARMACOLOGY, TOXICOLOGY & THERAPEUTICS | Comments Off on Disorders of the Prostate

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