This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: o Prostate gland hypertrophy affects nearly every elderly male Treatments include microwaves, drugs & transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) Prostate cancer is third most common cancer in men- Bulbourethral Glands (Cowper’s glands) : small glands inferior to prostate gland o produce thick clear mucus prior to ejaculation that neutralizes acidic urine in urethra Semen : mixture of sperm & accessory gland secretions- provides nutrients & transport medium for sperm & chemicals that facilitate movement- fructose provides fuel- prostaglandins decrease viscosity of mucus at uterine cervix & stimulate reverse peristalsis of uterus & uterine tubes to move sperm through female reproductive tract- alkalinity of semen due to bases (spermine) helps neutralize acidic environment of male urethra & female vagina- seminalplasmin: antibiotic in semen that destroys bacteria- contains clotting factors to clot & fibrinolysin to liquefy semen Page2...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10