|Genital organs of female.
|Latin||glandula vestibularis major|
|Gray's||subject #270 1266|
|Artery||external pudendal artery|
|Nerve||ilioinguinal nerve |
|Lymph||superficial inguinal lymph nodes|
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 vaginal 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).
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