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|Genital organs of female. |
1 - vaginal opening
2 - Bartholin's glands
3 - bulbus vestibuli
4 - vagina
5 - uterus (womb)
6 - ovaries
7 - Fallopian tubes
8 - bladder
9 - clitoris
|Latin||glandula vestibularis major|
|Gray's||subject #270 1266|
The Bartholin's glands (also called Bartholin glands or greater vestibular glands) are two glands located slightly below and to the left and right of the opening of the vagina in women. They secrete mucus to provide lubrication.
They were first described in the 17th century, by the Danish anatomist Caspar Bartholin the Younger (1655-1738). Some sources mistakenly ascribe their discovery to his grandfather, theologian and anatomist Caspar Bartholin the Elder (1585 - 1629).
- ↑ Viscera of the Urogenital Triangle, University of Arkansas Medical School
- ↑ Chrétien, F.C., Berthou J. (Sept. 18, 2006). Crystallographic investigation of the dried exudate of the major vestibular (Bartholin's) glands in women.. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol..
- ↑ C. C. Gillispie (ed.): Dictionary of Scientific Biography, New York 1970. See the article on Thomas Bartholin.
- ↑ Who Named It synd/3320
- SUNY Labs 41:11-0200 - "The Female Perineum: Muscles of the Superficial Perineal Pouch"
- State University of New York (SUNY) Anatomy Image 9243
- State University of New York (SUNY) Anatomy Image 9694 - opening
- Dictionary at eMedicine greater+vestibular+gland
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