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DSMS Reproduction

Human Reproduction & STDs

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asexual reproduction reproduction where a single parent produces offspring that are genetically identical to the parent
fragmentation asexual reproduction when the parent breaks into pieces and each piece becomes a separate individual
budding asexual reproduction when part of the parent's body develops into an independent organism
sexual reproduction reproduction in which two sex cells join to form a zygote
egg female sex cell
sperm male sex cell
fertilization the joining of an egg and sperm
testes male reproductive organs that make sperm and testosterone
abstinence avoiding sexual contact- the only 100% effective method of preventing pregnancy and the spread of STDs
semen mixture of sperm and fluids
penis male organ that transfers sperm to the female
ovary female organ that makes egg cells and estrogen
fallopian tube (oviduct) tube that leads from the ovary to the uterus
vagina passageway to the female reproductive system that receives sperm
uterus an organ where a developing baby grows and develops
zygote a fertilized egg
embryo an organism in the early stages of development
fetus an embryo in ths later stages of development
ovulation the process in which a developed egg is released from the ovary
implantation when an embryo embeds itself into the lining of the uterus
umbilical cord cord that connects the developing baby to the placenta
placenta a special organ that provides the developing baby with oxygen, nutrients, and gets rid of its wastes
menstruation monthly discharge of blood and tissue from the uterus
sexually transmitted disease (STD) a disease that is passed from person to person through sexual contact
seminiferous tubules coiled tubes inside the testes where sperm is produced
Created by: csimpson