Flashcards in Chapter 23 - Reproductive System Deck (15)
The reproductive organs...
Produce sex cells and hormones, sustain them, or transport them.
Primary male sex organs are
The testes, which produce sperm cells and male sex hormones.
A sperm cell consists of...
A head, mid piece, and tail
The male internal accessory organs include...
The male external reproductive organs include...
The scrotum, testes, and penis
Orgasm is the culmination of...
Sexual stimulation. The mission and ejaculation accompanied male orgasm.
Male reproductive functions are controlled by...
hypothalamic and pituitary hormones, FSH and LH. Male sex hormone is are called androgens, with testosterone the most important.
The primary female sex organs are
The ovaries, which produced female sex cells and sex hormones
Ovulation is the release of
A secondary oocyte from an ovary. The release of an oocyte involves structures, including the primordial follicles, and the processes of oogenesis and follicle maturation.
The female internal accessory organs include
The female external reproductive organs include
The labia majora, labia minora, clitoris, vestibule
The hypothalamus, anterior pituitary gland, and ovaries secrete hormones that control sex cell maturation.
They also control development and maintenance of female secondary sex characteristics and changes that occur during the monthly reproductive cycle.
The most important female sex hormones are
Oestrogens and progesterone
The female reproductive cycle is approximately
28 days in length.