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Male Reproductive System

The scrotum is a soft pouch of skin behind the penis
The scrotum is a few degree cooler than the body. This is necessary for teh development of sperm
THe testicles are also known as testes
The testes are the sex glands of males or otherwise known as gonads
The tightly coiled tubules that produce the sperm are called the seminiferous tubules
The tail of the sperm is called the flagellum
The most abundant of the sex hormones of the male is testosterone
The long, coiled tube that is attached to the outer wall of each testis is called the epididymis
The long duct that receives the sperm from the epididymis is called the vas deferens
The two elongated glands that form a V along the posterior wall of the urinary bladder are called seminal vesicles
The seminal vesicles produce seminal fluid
Seminal fluid makes up most of the volume of the semen
The large collecting duct that hold the sperm is called the ejaculatory duct
The round gland at the base of the bladder in males is the prostate
The prostate gland produces prostatic fluid
The small, bulblike glands that are located on either side of the urethra are called the bulbourethral glands
The penis and urethra serve as a passageway for semen
During childhood, the seminiferous tubules contain immature spermatocytes
The process of making sperm is called spermatogenesis
An individual mature sperm is called a spermatozoon
The area of skin between the anus and the scrotum is called the perineum
The foreskin of the penis that covers the urethral meatus in an uncircumcised male is called the prepuce
The physical union of a male and female during sexual intercourse is called coitus
A fewer than normal number of sperm is called oligospermia
Failure of one or both testicles to descend into the scrotum is called cryptorhism
Inflammation and infection of the epididymis is called epididymitis
Inflammation or infection of the testes is called orchitis
A varicose vein in the spermatic cord to the testis is called varicocele
Benign, gradual enlargement of the prostate gland that occurs normally as a man ages is called "benign prostatic ... hypertrophy
Acute or chronic bacterial infection of the prostate gland is called prostatitis
Inflamation and infection of the glans penis is called balanitis
Downward curvature of the penis during an erection is called chordee
Painful or difficult sexual intercourse is called dyspareunia
Continuing erection of the penis with pain and tenderness is called priapism
Congenital condition in which the opening of the foreskin is too small is called phimosis
Enlargement of the male breast is called gynecomastia
THe prefix trans- means across
The combining form that means " a bag; scrotum" is scrot/o
The combining form that means "testis; testicle" is testicul/o
The combining form that means "seed" is gon/o
The combining form that means "sperm: spermatozoon" is spermat/o
The suffix that means " animal; living thing" is -zoon
The combining form "inguin/o" means groin
The combining form "prostat/o" means prostate
The combining form that means "to expel suddenly" is ejaculat/o
The combining form that means "like a bulb" is bulb/o
The combining form that means "to stand up"is erect/o
The combining form that means "to grow up" is puber/o
The combining forms "orchi/o and orch/o and orchid/o" mean testis
The combining form "crypt/o" means hidden
The suffix that means "process of development" is -trophy
The combining form "balan/o" means glans penis
The combining forms "coit/o, venere/o and pareun/o" mean sexual intercourse
The combining form that means "closed tight" is phim/o
Created by: GKSMS97