Flashcards in Lesson 4B (Part 1) Deck (28)
What is an essential male reproductive organ?
What do the reproductive (genital) ducts convey?
Sperm to outside of body
What are the accessory organs of the male reproductive system? (7)
1. Pair of epididymides
2. Paired vas deferens
3. Pair of ejaculatory ducts
4. The urethra
5. Pair of seminal vesicles
6. The prostate
7. Pair of bulbourethral glands
What do accessory glands produce?
Secretions that nourish, transport, and mature sperm
What are the supporting structures of the male reproduction system? (3)
3. Pair of spermatic cords
What are the 2 primary functions of the testes?
2. Secretes testosterone
Production of spermatozoa (sperm), the male gametes, or reproductive cells
What produces sperm?
What kind of hormone is testosterone? (2)
1. Steroid hormone
2. Major androgen
- masculinizing hormone
What are steroid hormones produced by?
When does sperm mature?
As they pass through the long and convoluted epididymis
Where is sperm stored?
In the epididymis
What is the hormone that controls sperm production?
Where does FSH get secreted from?
The anterior pituitary gland
What is the scrotum composed of? (3)
1. Pouch of deeply pigmented skin
2. Fibrous and connective tissue
3. Smooth muscle
How many compartments is the scrotum divided into?
What are in the 2 compartments of the scrotum? (3)
1. One testis
2. One epididymis
3. The testicular end of a spermatic cord
Where does the scrotum lay? (3)
1. Below the symphysis pubis
2. In front of the upper parts of the thighs
3. Behind the penis
What are the testes equivalent to of a female?
What are the measurements of the testes? (3)
1. Long = 4.5cm
2. Wide = 2.5 cm
3. Thick = 3.0 cm
What are the testes suspended in?
What are the testes suspended by?
The spermatic cord
How many layers of tissue are there surrounding the testes?
What are the 3 tissue layers surrounding the testes?
1. Tunica vaginalis
2. Tunica albuginea
3. Tunica vascularous
Double membrane, forming the outer covering of the testes
Fibrous covering beneath the tunica vaginalis that surrounds the testes
What does the tunica albuginea?
Ingrowths form septa that divides the glandular structure of the testes into lobules