Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Prostate Gland

Prostate Gland, a glandular body about the size of a chestnut which surrounds the male urethra in the first portion of its course from its origin at the neck of the bladder. Chronic enlargement of the prostate sometimes occurs in males (rarely before the attainment of fifty-five years of age), and leads to difficulty in micturition, and, it may be, to actual retention of urine.