Flashcards in Male Histology Deck (11)
List the order of spermatogenesis
Spermatogoinium-->primary spermatocyte-->secondary spermatocyte-->spermatids
What is the tunica albunginea
Dense fibrous capsule that surrounds the testis. Its interlobular septa divides the testes into 250 pyramidal compartments/testicular lobules
What is the pathway of sperm?
Testis (seminiferous tubules)-->rete testis-->efferent ducts-->epididymis-->vas deferens-->ejaculatory duct (joins with seminal vesc-->prostate-->urethra
Smooth muscle-like cells that adhere to the basal lamina and help propel the sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the rete testis
Where the seminiferous tubules converge
Must be present in order for developing spermatogonia to remain connected to each other by cytoplasmic bridges.
Stem cells committed to meiosis
Primary undergo meiosis I to produce secondary (haploid, 2C)
Secondary undergo meiosis 2 to produce spermatids (haploid, 1C)