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Chapter 51

Male Reproductive System

Scrotum A pouch of skin outside the body cavity
Scrotum Keeps the testes close or far from the body at an optimal temperature for sperm development: about three degrees lower than normal body temperature
Testes suspended outside the abdominal cavity by the scrotum
Testes Contain tubules in which sperm are produced
Epidydmis A tube that extends from the seminiferous tubules to the vas deferens
Epidymis Located outside and on top of the testis Secretes about 5% of the seminal fluid
Vas Deferens One of the passage ways or tubes the sperm travel through Connects to a short ejaculatory duct
Seminal Vesicles glands which secrete about 30% of seminal fluid and add fructose to sperm as they pass
Prostate Gland secretes a milky alkaline fluid which composes about 60% of seminal fluid
Ejaculatory Duct Connects vas deferens (sperm duct) to the urethra Temporary sperm storage just before release through urethra
Urethra Passes through the penis and opens to the outside Carries semen and urine to the outside of the body
Bulbourethral Gland secrets a mucus-like fluid that provides lubrication for intercourse Composes about 5% of seminal fluid
Created by: McLeanE18