chapt28 v0805 Female Reproduction

chapt28 v0805 Female Reproduction - Chapter 28 The Female...

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1 Chapter 28 The Female Reproductive System Sex Differentiation Female Anatomy Female Physiology
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2 Sex Differentiation the first 10 weeks of development. Females develops due to absence of testosterone hormone causing degeneration of the male anatomical structures MALE Testes Sperm Scrotum Penis FEMALE Ovaries Egg Labia Majora Clitoris
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3 Ovaries - egg makers, resemble unshelled almonds Histology: (Superficial to deep) 1. Germinal epithelium- skin of the ovary 2. Tunica albugunea- just inside of the above 3. Ovarian cortex- contains ovarian follicles (Where the action is!) 4. Ovarian m edulla- m iddle of ovary, blood vessels are found Remember: Gerry to AL: “Court me!”
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4 3 Major portions of the fallopian tube near uterus forms a narrow isthmus middle portion is body (ampulla) flared distally into infundibulum Uterine or FallopianTubes (Oviducts)
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5 Plumbing The ovaries hang close to the fallopian tubes, but do not connect directly, this area of the tube is called the infundibulum These tubes are 4 inches long, their purpose in life is to transport eggs to the uterus The ampulla , the lateral part of the tube is where fertilization usually occurs. Fertilization must occur within 24 hours of ovulation. In seven days the fertilized egg called a Zygote arrives in the uterus
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6 The Uterus Inverted pear, top= fundus middle= body bottom= cervix which has an open called the os that leads from the vagina to the uterus Uterus or womb has many purposes: Pathway for sperm to reach fallopian tubes Site of menstruation (inner uterine layer is the endometrium) Site of implantation of fertilized ovum Development of the fetus (0ven)
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7 Feminine Ligaments A series of ligaments hold the ovaries in place: Broad ligament (watch who you callin’…) of the uterus- part of the parietal peritoneum, attaches to the ovaries Ovarian ligament - anchors the ovaries to the uterus Suspensory ligament - binds the ovaries to the pelvic
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8 Vagina or Birth Canal The Vagina has many purposes: Passageway for menstrual flow Passageway for child birth Passageway for semen The vagina is inferior to the uterus, it attaches at
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chapt28 v0805 Female Reproduction - Chapter 28 The Female...

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