10 - Reproduction -What has to happen in the female...

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Reproduction -What has to happen in the female reproductive system to produce one egg? Being able to produce millions of sperm doesn't require any control at all for males, but to produce reliably one egg, there has to be a timed reproduction, also preparing all other organ systems to support the development of that egg if it becomes fertilized -For humans to reproduce, we need complicated systems of control --> 2 systems that regulate other physiological systems ( nervous and endocrine systems ) (A) Nervous System -Designed for very immediate control -Lots of people have difficulty reproducing (infertility); comes to find out that people aren't infertile because they have issues with components of reproductive system, but when animals stress, the first thing they do is stop reproducing (it's repressed); if animal is in stressful state (lack of resources, extreme temperatures, predator situation), offspring production is not recommended -Brain doesn't know the difference between perceived stress -Infertility is a physiological/biological/hormonal problem; for many people, it's the complexity of social aspects of life as well as the idea of reproducing, which can be quite stressful on an individual (B) Endocrine System -More long-term and general; doesn't respond immediately -Designed to respond more slowly, but its effects are extended over long periods of time; a way for body systems to be maintained persistently over time -Cells within our body that produce secretions that are released outside of the cell, and those secretions affect other functions of the body (a) 2 secretions --> exocrine and endocrine 1) Exocrine -glands with ducts (ex: salivary glands that assist in digestion; secretions produced and travels through a duct to the mouth, and act within a restricted part of the body, primarily in the mouth; these secretions have direct enzymes, with an enzyme (amylase) that break down bonds) 2) Endocrine -don't have ducts, release secretions into the surrounding space, not into a duct; fluid surrounding cell is known as interstitial fluid and
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course BIO 01 taught by Professor Uzwiak during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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