urethra

Pronunciation: (yoo-REE-thruh)

The tube through which urine leaves the body. It empties urine from the bladder.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Anatomy of the distal and proximal urethra. Urine flows out of the bladder and leaves the body through the urethra. The part of the urethra that is closest to the bladder is called the proximal urethra. The part that is closest to where the urine leaves the body is called the distal urethra. The urethra is about 8 inches long in men and about 1½ inches long in women.Anatomía de la uretra distal y proximal. La orina sale de la vejiga al exterior del cuerpo a través de la uretra. La sección de la uretra que está cerca de la vejiga se llama uretra proximal. La parte que está más cerca a la salida del cuerpo se llama uretra distal. La uretra mide alrededor de 8 pulgadas de largo en los hombres y alrededor de 1½ pulgadas de largo en las mujeres. Date last modified: 2013-05-23Urethral CancerCáncer de uretra