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Urethra

The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside of the body. Urine is produced in the kidneys and flows through the ureters to the bladder, where it is stored until a person urinates.

The urethra is significantly shorter in women than in men.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Avery L. Seifert, MD - Urology
Last Revised May 13, 2013

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: May 13, 2013
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