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Unformatted text preview: Following storage in the epididymis, sperm cells move through the vas deferens passing through the abdominal wall and pelvic cavity to enter the prostatic urethra via the pencil-point shaped ejaculatory duct. Here the nutrient-rich secretions of the prostate gland and seminal vesicles are added to the population of sperm, forming semen. Prior to the release of the semen (ejaculation), the cowpers gland secretes a lubricating fluid, which lubricates the urethra. The urethra passes through three distinct structures; the prostate gland, the urogenital diaphragm, and the spongy body of the penis....
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