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Anatomy QIV:PIV

The Reproductive System

the primary function of sex organs produce sex cells
the secondary function of sex organs secrete hormones
sperm is produced in the seminiferous tubules
sperm formation spermatogenesis
sperm leaves the testes through the efferent ductules
it takes sperm 20 days to move through this structure, here they gain the ability to swim and fertilize an egg duct of the epididymis
from the duct of the epididymis the sperm travel here (three more structures) vas deferens, ejaculatory duct, urethra
accessory glands which lie on the posterior surface of the urinary bladder and secrete about 60% of the volume of semen seminal vessels
encircles the prostratic urethra, contains substances that enhance sperm motility prostate gland
pea-sized glands inferior to the prostate gland, produce a mucus which cleanses the urethra before ejaculation bulbourethral glands
two components of male external genitalia penis and scrotum
primary sex organ of the male testes
primary sex organ of the female ovaries
lateral region of the uterine tubes infundibulum
intermediate region of the uterine tube ampulla
medial region of the uterine tube isthmus
usual site of the fertilization of the egg uterine tubes (fallopian tubes)
female reproductive organ which prepares to support a developing embryo uterus
outer layer of the uterine wall perimetrium
middle muscle layer of the uterine wall myometrium
inner layer of the uterine wall where the fertilized egg implants endometrium
receives the penis during sexual intercourse birth canal
the female external genitalia vulva
modified sweat glands used to nourish infants mammary glands
Created by: amyziolkowski