Flashcards in Chapter 21 - Male reproductive tissue Deck (15):
What does the male reproductive system consist of: REWRITE
- Two testes suspended in the scrotum
- xtratesticular genital ducts
Which glands are associated with the male productive tract?
- The paired seminal vesicles
- The single prostate gland
- Two Bulbourethral glands (Of Cowper)
What does the glands associated with the male reproductive system form?
They form the noncellular portion of semen, which not only nourishes
A capsule of dense, irregular, collagenous connective tissue that surrounds each testis
- Is beneath the tunica albuginea
- Highly vascularized loose connective tissue
What is responisble for the synthesis of the testosterone?
Interstitial cells (of Leydig)
Where is spermatoza produced?
It is produced by the semiinferous epithelium of the semiferous tubules
What connects the seminiferous tubule to the rete testis?
How does the spermatoza leave the rete testis?
The spermatoza leave the rete testis through the ductuli efferentes, which eventually fuse with the epididymis.
Vascular supply for each testis
The testicular artery accompanies....
Ductus deferens (vas deferens)
What is the veins that tehe capillary beds are collected into called?
Pampiniform plexus of veins, which are wrapped around each testicular artery
Spermatic cord =
The arteries + veins + ductus deferens
What does the spermatic cord pass through?
The spermatic cord passes through the inguinal canal, which is the passageway from the abdominal cavity to the scrotum