Unformatted text preview: //www.mastersmensclinic.com/prostate.htm prostate prostate Accessory Glands: Bulbourethral Glands Accessory Glands: Bulbourethral Glands (Cowper’s Glands) Peasized glands inferior to the prostate
Produce thick, clear mucus prior to ejaculation that neutralizes traces of acidic urine in the urethra Bulbourethral Gland Bulbourethral gland Semen
Semen Milky white, sticky mixture of sperm and accessory gland secretions
Provides a transport medium and nutrients (_____), protects and activates sperm, and facilitates their movement
Prostaglandins in semen:
Decrease the viscosity of mucus in the cervix Stimulate reverse ________ in the uterus Facilitate the movement of sperm through the female reproductive tract Semen
Semen The hormone relaxin enhances sperm motility The relative alkalinity of semen neutralizes the acid environment found in the male urethra and female vagina Clotting factors coagulate semen immediately after ejaculation, then fibrinolysin liquefies the sticky mass Only 25 ml of semen are ejaculated, but it contains 50130 million sperm/ml Male Sexual Response: Erec...
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