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What does the seminal vesicle secrete?

Fructose (makes up the majority of the semen)

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What is the main function of the prostate gland?

To secret PSA which allows semen to liquefy

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What is produced in the testes?

Spermatozoa
Testosterone

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What is the name of the tubules in the testes?

Seminiferous tubules

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What cell does the spermatozoa come from?

Spermatogonium

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Where in the testes is sperm produces?

In the seminiferous tubules

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Where are Sertoli cells found?

Seminiferous tubules

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What is the function of Sertoli cells?

Helps sperm development
Protects
Nourishes
Supports
Secretes

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What do Sertoli cells secrete?

Anti-mullerian hormone
ABP
Testicular fluid

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Where are leydig cells found?

Inbetween seminiferous tubules
They lie close to blood vessels

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What do leydig cells produce?

Testosterone

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What are the three layers of the vas deferens?

Inner smooth muscle
Circular smooth muscle
Outer smooth muscle

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What are the four zones of the prostate gland?

Periurethral zone
Transitional zone
Central zone
Peripheral zone

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What is the prostate gland made up of?

Fibrous connective tissue and smooth muscle

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What are the two main tissues in the penis?

Corpora sponginosum (surrounds urethra)
Corpora carvenosum (fills with blood -erection)

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What are the steps of spermatogenisis?

Spermatogonium A (Mitosis)
Spermatogonium B (Meiosis 1)
Primary spermatocyte (Meiosis 2)
Secondary spermatocyte
Spermatids (Maturation of sperm)
Spermatozoa