SexualDifferentiation (1)

Forming internal organs males and females start out

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Unformatted text preview: The mullerian duct develops into female internal reproductive organs The wolffian duct develops into the male internal reproductive organs. Forming External Organs Males and females start out with the same undifferentiated structures. If the Y chromosome and testosterone is present, the male structures develop. If not, the female structures develop. Homologous organs are comparable organs in males and females that develop from the same undifferentiated structure (e.g., penis and clitoris; scrotum and labia; testes and ovaries). Errors in Sexual Differentiation Hermaphroditism - having both male and female reproductive systems due to failure of primitive gonads to differentiate (e.g., one testes and one ovary) Pseudohermaphroditism - having either testes or ovaries (matching the genetic sex) but with either ambiguous genitalia or genitalia of the other sex. Often due to hormonal errors. Hormonal Errors Also Fetally Androgenized Females (Adrenogenital Syndrome) called Cogenital Adrenal Hyperplasi...
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course PSY 220 taught by Professor Ashcraft during the Spring '10 term at Clarion.

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