Flashcards in male reproductive system Deck (28):
where is the gonads/testes located?
in the scrotum outside the body
what is the gonads/testes?
the sac suspended between the thighs
what temp is needed for sperm production?
Lower temperature needed for sperm production
where is sperm produced and developed?
in the testes
whats the epididymis? function?
Tightly coiled tube thats about 20 feet long that
Stores sperm until mature and motile and
Produces fluid that becomes part of the seme
Located just above testes in scrotum
vas deferens function?
the 2nd tube sperm goes through
vas deferens location?
extends up behind the bladder and joins seminal vesicle
whats the Seminal Vesicle?
Two small pouch-like tubes that are
Responsible for fluid that nourishes sperm
Makes up large percent of semen
Join with vas deferens at ejaculatory ducts
Carry sperm & fluids through prostate gland and into urethra
whats the prostate gland?
secreates alkaline fluid
Tube that extends from urinary bladder, through penis, to the outside of the body
External male reproductive organ located in front of the scrotum. Composed of spongy, erectile tissue.
what is semen made of?
1% sperm, fructose, salts, phospholipids and alkine fluids
Contains acrosome/enzymes to break down outer layer of ovum
sperm mid piece?
Contains mitochondrial spiral that supplies tail with energy for swimming
Contains axial filament to allow wiggling of tail
Contains genetic information
whats a vasectomy?
whats a circumcision?
removal of foreskin
epididymitis disease? cause?
-Inflammation of the epididymis
-Usually caused by infection
symptoms and treatment of epididymitis?
-Pain in testes, swelling, fever
-Antibiotics, Scrotol support, Cold applications, Pain medication
cancer in the balls of a male
what age is most common for testicular cancer?
20-35 years old
treatment of testicular cancer?
Orchiectomy (surgical removal of testes), Chemotherapy
whats prevention of testicular cancer? and what age do you start it?
monthly self exams starting at age 15?
what is Prostatic Hypertrophy/Hyperplasia?
where a male has Difficulty starting to urinate, Urinary frequency, has Nocturia and a Enlarged prostate on rectal exam
what is Prostatic Hypertrophy/Hyperplasia most common in what age group?