Facts about the prostate gland:
The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the neck of a
man’s bladder and urethra - the tube that carries urine from the bladder. It is
partly muscular and partly glandular, with ducts opening into the prostatic
portion of the urethra. It is made up of three lobes: a center lobe with one
lobe on each side.
Function of the prostate gland:
As part of the male reproductive system, the prostate gland’s primary
function is to secrete a slightly alkaline fluid that forms part of the seminal
fluid, a fluid that carries sperm. During male climax (orgasm), the muscular
glands of the prostate help to propel the prostate fluid, in addition to sperm
that was produced in the testicles, into the urethra. The semen then leaves the
body out through the tip of the penis during ejaculation.