Prostate Location Illustration
The origin of the name “prostate” is quite curious. The word is from the Greek “prostates”, to stand before. The anatomist Herophilus called it the prostate because, as he saw matters, it stands before the testes.
The prostate is a gland located at the start of the urethra. It is approximately the size of a small kiwifruit or a large walnut. The weight of prostate between 20 – 30 grams, and when diseased prostate weight up to 100 grams.
The prostate secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm. During ejaculation, the prostate squeezes this fluid into the urethra, and it’s expelled with sperm as semen.