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davison chapter repo

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ova The reproductive cells in females
ovaries The female reproductive glands
estrogen The female sex hormone that signals certain physical changes at puberty and controls the maturation of eggs.
progesterone A hormone that signals changes to a woman’s reproductive system during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.
ovulation The process during which one of the ovaries releases a ripened egg
fallopian tubes The passageways that carry eggs away from the ovaries.
uterus The hollow, muscular, pear-shaped organ in which a fertilized egg develops and grows
vagina The hollow, muscular passage leading from the uterus to the outside of the female body
menstrual cycle The process during which an ovary releases a mature egg that travels to the uterus; if the egg is not fertilized, the uterine lining is shed and a new cycle begins.
menopause The time of life during which the ovaries slow down their hormone production and no longer release mature eggs.
Pap smear A medical procedure in which a sample of cells is taken from the cervix and examined under a microscope.
mammogram An X-ray of the breast that may detect breast cancer.
heredity All the traits that are passed from parent to child; the biological process of passing on, or transmitting, those traits.
chromosome The tiny structures found within cells that carry information about inherited characteristics
gene A section of a chromosome that determines or affects a characteristic, or trait.
genetic disorder A disorder caused by the inheritance of an abnormal gene or chromosome
sperm The reproductive cells in males
fertilization The process of a sperm cell joining with an egg
testes The male reproductive glands
testosterone The sex hormone that affects the production of sperm and signals certain physical changes at puberty.
scrotum A sac of skin that contains the testes
penis The external male sexual organ through which sperm leave the body
semen The mixture of sperm and fluids produced by the glands of the male reproductive system.
ejaculation The ejection of semen from the penis
infertility The condition of being unable to reproduce
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