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In acrosomalmembrane vasdeferens epididymis

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Unformatted text preview: pididymis http://webanatomy.net/histology/reproductive/epididymis.jpg Epididymis functions Epididymis The epididymis functions: The duct of the epididymis has stereocilia that: Absorb testicular fluid Pass nutrients to the sperm Recycling center for damaged spermatozoa Storage place for spermatozoa Facilitate functional maturation preparing them for fertilization: Plasma membrane changes, alterations in acrosomal membrane Vas deferens Epididymis Ejaculatory duct Ductus Deferens and Ejaculatory Ductus Deferens and Ejaculatory Duct Runs from epididymis through the inguinal canal into the pelvic cavity terminus expands= ampulla, then joins the duct of the seminal vesicle to form the _________ Propels sperm from the epididymis to the vas deferens ________ – cutting and ligating the ductus deferens, which is a nearly 100% effective form of birth control Male Reproductive System Gross Male Reproductive System Gross Anatomy Vasectomy Urethra Urethra Conveys both _______ and ________ (at different times) Consists of three regions _____ – portion surrounded by the prostate ______ – lies in the urogenital diaphragm _______ – runs through the penis and opens to the outside at the external urethral orifice Prostatic Membranous penile Accessory Glands: Seminal Accessory Glands: Seminal Vesicles Lie on the posterior wall of the bladder and secrete 60% of the volume of semen Semen – alkaline fluid containing fructose, ascorbic acid, coagulating enzyme (vesicul...
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