Workbook tasks

Slide 80: Prostate


This slide is a section through the prostate.

Identify microscopically:

  1. Lumen
  2. Glandular epithelium

  3. Concretions

  4. Smooth muscle

  5. Supporting stroma

  6. Fibrocollagenous capsule

Draw and annotate:

A line drawing of the prostate in which a section of the epithelium and the concretions are drawn in detail.


  1. As what type of gland is the prostate classified?
  2. What is typical of the lumens of the secretory units?
  3. What type of epithelium lines the secretory units, and what does it look like?
  4. In what way does the prostate differ from other compound glands such as the parotid, pancreas, etc?
  5. How is the smooth muscle of the prostate arranged?


© februarie 2008 marius loots