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Define testes or testicles

the manufacturing centers for the product sperm

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Define reproductive tract

the distribution network for sperm

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Define sperm

product of the testes

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What are the 4 parts of the male reproductive system?

testes or testicles; reproductive tract; accessory reproductive organs; external genitalia

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Define scrotum

an external sac where the testes are located

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Define spermatogenesis

sperm production that takes place in the seminiferous tubules

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Define seminiferous tubules

tiny tubes inside the testes where spermatogenesis takes place

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Define interstital (Leydig) cells

cells in the testes that produce testosterone

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Define testosterone

hormone produced by the interstital (Leydig) cells which is essential for spermatogenesis and the development of secondary male gender characteristics

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Define epididymis

a coiled tube on the superior surface of each testicle which stores sperm

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Define ductus deferens or vas deferens

a duct that circles the urinary bladder

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Define ejaculatory duct

the combination of the seminal vesicle and the ductus deferens

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What are the three accessory organs of the male reproductive system?

the seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral or Cowper's glands

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What is the purpose of the accessory organs of the male reproductive system?

secrete substances that together form semen

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Define semen

fluid in which sperm is ejaculated; nourished and protects sperm

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What does the external genitalia contain?

penis and scrotum

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Define glans penis

the tip of the penis which contains the urethral orifice

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Define urethral orifice or urinary meatus

the opening for urination and ejaculation

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Define foreskin or prepuce

loose skin that covers the glans penis

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Define circumcision

surgical process to remove the foreskin or prepuce

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What is the manufacturing centers for the product sperm?

testes or testicles

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What is the distribution network for sperm?

reproductive tract

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What is the product of the testes?

sperm

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What is an external sac where the testes are located?

scrotum

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What is sperm production that takes place in the seminiferous tubules?

spermatogenesis

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What are tiny tubes inside the testes where spermatogenesis takes place?

seminiferous tubules

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What are cells in the testes that produce testosterone?

interstitial (Leydig) cells

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What is a hormone produced by the interstital (Leydig) cells which is essential for spermatogenesis and the development of secondary male gender characteristics?

testosterone

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What is a coiled tube on the superior surface of each testicle which stores sperm?

epididymis

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What is a duct that circles the urinary bladder?

ductus deferens or vas deferens

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What is the combination of the seminal vesicle and the ductus deferens?

ejaculatory duct

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What is fluid in which sperm is ejaculated; nourished and protects sperm?

semen

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What is the tip of the penis which contains the urethral orifice?

glans penis

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What is the opening for urination and ejaculation?

urethral orifice or urinary meatus

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What is the loose skin that covers the glans penis?

foreskin or prepuce

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What is the surgical process to remove the foreskin or prepuce?

circumcision

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