Male urethral segments (mnemonic)

A helpful mnemonic to remember the 4 segments of the male urethra from proximal to distal.

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  • P: prostatic
  • M: membranous
  • B: bulbous
  • P: penile

Posterior urethra equates to the prostatic and membranous urethras.  Anterior urethra equates to the bulbous and penile urethras.

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rID: 44444
System: Urogenital
Section: Mnemonics, Anatomy
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