CHAPTER 28 REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

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CHAPTER 28 REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM I. COMPARISON OF FEMALE AND MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS A. Basic info: i. Reproductive system homologues (derived from common structures and serve a common function) 1. ovaries and testes —produce gametes and sex hormones 2. clitoris and penis glans —contain autonomic nervous system axons that stimulate feelings 3. labia majora and scrotum —protect and cover some reproductive structures 4. vestibular glands (f) and bulbourethral glands (m) —secrete mucin for lubrication ii. gonads —primary sex organs (gonad is a common name for ovaries/testes) 1. Gonads make gametes (sex cells) that unite. Female gamete is oocyte, male is sperm. 2. Gonads make sex hormones (estrogen/progesterone in females, and androgens in male) iii. Both reproductive systems have accessory organs: 1. in female, ducts carry gametes away from the gonads towards the fertilization site 2. in male, ducts carry gametes outside the body 3. copulation/coitus/sexual intercourse —sexual union
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2010 for the course BIO 1004 taught by Professor Nef during the Spring '10 term at Holy Family University.

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