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Unformatted text preview: the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH). A second hormone important in reproduction is the interstitial cell-stimulating hormone (ICSH), which acts on interstitial cells located between the seminiferous tubules. The interstitial cells secrete male hormones, including testosterone. The male hormones regulate the development of secondary male characteristics. The organ responsible for carrying the sperm cells to the female is the penis. Within the penis, the sperm cells are carried in a tube, the urethra. During periods of sexual arousal, the penis becomes erect as blood fills its spongelike tissues. The sperm cells are mixed with secretions from the prostate gland, seminal vesicles, and Cowper's glands. These secretions and the sperm cells constitute the semen....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 101 taught by Professor Pesthy during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.
- Fall '07