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Category: Diseases of Women
This is the smooth surface of triangular form situated
between the clitoris and the entrance to the vagina. The labia minora
bound it on either side. It contains the opening of the urethra.
The Hymen is a thin fold of mucous membrane of half moon in shape
(semi-lunar) and is spread across the lower opening of the vagina.
The Glands of Bartholin are small oblong bodies, two in number, situated
on each side of the commencement of the vagina above the deep fascia band
like tissue. Each gland has a single duct and by this duct opens the inner
surface of the adjacent labia minoris just external to the hymen. They are
made up of mucous glands and a colorless tenacious fluid is secreted by
them, which lubricates the vagina. These glands sometimes become diseased.
Hence the description.
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