13a Male Reproductive System Terminology

13a Male Reproductive System Terminology - Male...

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Male Reproductive System Terminology Combining Forms Balan(o) Glans penis epididym(o) Epididymis orch(o), orchi(o), orchid(o), test(o) Testis or testicle perine(o) Perineum prostat(o) Prostate sperm(o), spermat(o) Sperm (seed) vas(o) Vessel Anatomical Terminology Scrotum Skin-covered pouch in the groin divided into two sacs, each containing a testis and an epididymis Testis, testicle One of the two male reproductive glands, located in the scrotum, that produce sperm and the hormone testosterone Sperm, spermatozoon Male gamete or sex cell produced in testes, which unites with the ovum in the female to produce offspring Epididymis Coiled duct on top and at side of side of the testis that stores sperm before emission Penis Erectile tissue covered with skin that contains the urethra for urination and ducts for the secretion of seminal fluid (semen) Glans penis Bulging structure at the distal end of the penis Prepuce Foreskin; loose casing covering the glans penis, removed by circumcision Vas deferens Duct that carries sperm from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct Seminal vesicle One of the two saclike structures behind the bladder and connected to the vas deferens on each side; secretes an alkaline substance into the semen to enable the sperm to live longer Semen A mixture of the secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral glands discharged from the male urethra during orgasm Ejaculatory duct Duct formed by the union of the vas deferens with the duct of the seminal vesicle; its fluid is carried into the urethra Prostate gland Trilobular gland that encircles the urethra just below the bladder, which secretes an alkaline fluid into the semen Bulbourethral glands, Cowper’s glands Pair of glands below the prostate with ducts opening into
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2008 for the course CC 306M taught by Professor Doig during the Spring '06 term at University of Texas.

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