Flashcards in Reproductive System Deck (170)
contains paired testes and hangs outside abdominopelvic cavity
What winkles the scrotal skin?
What elevates the testes?
What is the name of the serous membrane covering the testes?
What is the fibrous capsule of testis?
What produces testosterone?
interstitial endocrine cells
What produces sperm?
What are the testes divided into?
What encloses nerve fibers, blood vessels, lymphatics and ductus deferens?
What are the major part of the penis?
root, shaft, glans penis and prepuse
What does the internal penis contain?
spongy urethra and 3 cylindrical of erectile tissue
What are the erectile tissue in the penis?
corpus spongiosum and corpus cavernosa(paired)
What is the order of the male duct system?
epididymsis-> ducyus deferens -> ejaculatory duct -> urethra
Site where sperm gain ability to swim
stores sperm prior to ejaculation
immature sperm conveyed from seminiferous tubules
Where does the epididymis empty into?
Ductus deferens joins duct of what to form the ejaculatory duct?
Cutting and ligating ductus deferens
What are the 3 regions of the urethra?
1. prostatic urethra
2. membranous urethra
3. spongy urethra
Which of the accessory glands are paired?
seminal vesicles, bulbo-urethral glands and prostate
What contains 70% of semen volume?
What are the 2 components of semen?
fructose and prostaglandins
Contains up to 1/3 of semen volume
Pea-sized glands inferior to prostate
lubricates glans penis and neutralizes traces of urine
What are the functions of semen
1. provides transport medium for sperm
2. provides fuel for ATP synthesis
3. contains chemicals that enhance sperm motility
pH of sperm
Why is the pH of the sperm so basic?
this is because the vagina is acidic