Chapter 24 - Structures of the Urinary and Reproductive...

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Structures of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems • Females – Urinary and reproductive systems are distinct • Males – Urinary and reproductive systems share some components
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Structures of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems Structures of the Urinary System Kidneys • Remove waste from the blood and excrete it in urine • Nephrons are the functional unit of the kidneys – Responsible for filtering the blood to form urine Ureters – urine travels via these to the urinary bladder Urinary bladder – stores urine until it can be eliminated Urethra – site of urine excretion
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Structures of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems Structures of the Female Reproductive System Ovaries – site of egg production Uterine tubes – eggs travel toward the uterus through the uterine tubes Uterus – develops a blood-rich wall in preparation for pregnancy Vagina – unfertilized eggs pass through the vagina during menstruation External genitalia – includes the clitoris and labia • Microorganisms can enter the reproductive tract through the vagina
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Structures of the Urinary and Reproductive Systems Structures of the Male Reproductive System Testes – site of sperm production Scrotum – external structure that contains the testes System of ducts – pass sperm to the prostate gland Accessory glands – such as the prostate gland, add fluid to sperm to form semen Penis – semen passes from the penis out of the body Microorganisms can enter the reproductive tract through the urethra, skin of the penis
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This note was uploaded on 05/24/2011 for the course BIO 119 taught by Professor Stevendroho during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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