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Male Reprod. System

vocab of male

Testicles Male reproductive glands that produce the sperm cell and testosterone
Sperm Male sex cell
Testosterone The male hormone
Castration The removal of the testicles
Scrotum Pouch of skin that hold the testicles
Scrotal muscles Help regulate temperature for sperm survival and assist in ejaculation
Vas Deferens two tubes that carry sperm from the testicles to inside the body
Vasectomy The surgical cutting and tying of the vas deferens that results in permanent sterilization
Inguinal Canal Two natural openings (in front of the pubic bone)that allow the vas deferens to pass through
Hernia When the small intestine drops through the inguinal canal to inside the scrotum
Congenital hernia A hernia occurs at time the testicles drop into the scrotum one or two months before the male fetus is born
Seminal Vesicle Glands One attached to each of the vas deferens and release seminal vesicles fluid that acts as an alkali that protects sperm from the acid in the female's vagina and helps sperm move
Prostate Gland Located under the bladder and produces an alkali fluid to keep sperm alive and is most vulnerable for cancer.
Semen Contains sperm, seminal vesicle fluid and prostate fluid
Rectal Exam Should begin at age 40 to screen for prostate cancer
PSA Prostate Specific Antigen- A blood test that screen sfor prostate cancer
Urethra The tube inside the penis that carries either urine or semen
Penis The male organ for sexual intercourse and for urination. Made of erectile tissue that fills with blood when erect in preparation for sexual intercourse
Condom A rubber sheath that is place on an erect penis and protects against pregnancy and some STDs
Foreskin The tissue of skin that covers the tip of the penis at birth
Circumcision The sugical removal of the foreskin. May be done at time of birth to protect against infection, for religious reasons, as a rite of passage into manhood
Glans Penis The tip (or head) of the penis
Wet Dreams Also called nocturnal emissions, the release of semen while asleep. Usually begin at about 13 or 14 years old and is a normal occurence
Testicular Cancer Usually occurs to men ages 20-35 and usually to only one testicle and
Possible signs and symptoms of testicular cancer Testicle enlargement, change in consistency, a dull abdominal ache, a small lump and/or a heavy sensation in the groin area
Sterility A low or no sperm count to fertilize a female egg
150-400 million The number of sperm released with each ejaculatuion
Created by: norma peck



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