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The Reproductive System for Massage

Gamates sex cells; sperm or ova
Gonads primary sex organs, produce gamates
Meiosis cell division in which gamates are produced
Glans penis distal portion of penis; high density of nerve endings and area of highest sensitivity in the penis.
Prepuce (foreskin) skin covering the glans penis
Dartos muscle helps adjust the position of the testes relative to the body to keep the temperature about 2-4 degrees lower than normal body temperature
Seminiferous tubules functional unit of the testes; long tubes that produce sperm cells.
Epididymis long flattened tubule attached to the superior portion of the testis; functions as a holding area for sperm to mature, transports sperm to ductus deferens
Spermatic cord cord connected to the testes; made up of ductus deferens, testicular blood vessels, nerves, cremaster muscle, and lymph vessels.
Ductus deferens ciliated tube that conducts sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct.
Seminal vesicles glands located posterior and inferior to the urinary bladder, produce and secrete and alkaline fluid that makes up about 60% of the total volume of semen
Ejaculatory duct small duct formed after the union of the ductus deferens and the duct from the seminal vesicle; carries semen to urethra
Prostate gland contracts to force semen out during ejaculation; produces alkaline fluid that makes up about 35% of semen volume
Bulbourethral gland pea sized; below prostate gland; produces lubricating fluid released on excitation to clear out urine residue, about 3% of semen volume
Follicle small cavity in the ovary that stores the ovum; stimulates ovum to mature in response to certain hormones
Uterine tubes (fallopian tubes) ciliated tubes that transport ova from the ovaries to the uterus; most common site for fertilization
Fimbriae fingerlike projections of the uterine tubes that surround the ovaries; sweep ovum into the open end of the uterine tube.
Perimetrium (metra=uterus) outer serosal tissue surrounding the uterus
Myometrium middle smooth muscle layer of the uterus
Endometrium inner mucosal layers of the uterus; one of these layers, the stratum functionale, is shed every month and becomes the menses
Fundus of the uterus bulge at the top of the uterus
Cervix inferior portion of the uterus that protrudes down into the vagina
Cervical canal opening in the cervix through which sperm travels to fertilize the egg.
Vestibule area between the to labia minora where the urethral and vaginal orifices are found
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