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Chapter 8 Health

Male & Female Reproductive Organs

Pituitary The gland once referred to as the "master gland" because it controls other glands.
Testes The gland that produces testosterone and sperm.
Hypothalamus The part of the brain that controls the pituitary gland.
Adrenal The gland that release a hormone involved in the fight or flight response.
Thyroid The endocrine gland that release a hormone to regulate the rate of metabolism.
Parathyroid The gland that regulates the levels of calcium and phosphorus.
Fallopian Tubes The structures that carry the released eggs from the ovaries to the uterus.
Cervix The name of the narrow opening from the uterus into the birth canal.
Ovaries The gland that stores the egg cells and releases estrogen and progesterone.
Ovulation The name for the process in which the ovaries release a ripened egg each month.
Urethra The name of the tube within the penis that carries semen to the outside of the body.
Vagina The birth canal, a hallow muscular passage, through which the baby passes out of the body.
Uterus The hallow, muscular, pear shaped organ where the fertilized egg will develop and grow into a baby.
Circumcision The name of the surgical procedure in which the foreskin is removed form the penis.
Scrotum The sac of skin that hold the testes is called the _______.
Vas Defrens The tube that receives sperm from the epididymis and carries it to the urethra.
Epididymis The gland where sperm mature and gain mobility.
Penis The external sexual organ through which sperm leave the body.
Semen The name of the fluid that is made up of sperm and secretions from three sets of glands.
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