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The Reproductive System Ducts The epididymis is a coiled tube system, located on the testis, that is the site of sperm maturation. The seminiferous tubules lead to the rete testis. The rete testis opens into the efferent ductules that extend to the epididymis. The ductus deferens passes from the epididymis into the abdominal cavity. The ejaculatory duct is formed by the joining of the ductus deferens and the duct from the seminal vesicle. The ejaculatory ducts join the urethra in the prostate gland. The urethra extends from the urinary bladder through the penis to the outside of the body. Penis The penis consists of erectile tissue. o The two corpora cavernosa form the dorsum and the sides. o The corpus spongiosum forms the ventral portion and the glans penis, and
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Unformatted text preview: it encloses the spongy urethra. The prepuce covers the glans penis. Glands The seminal vesicles empty into the ejaculatory duct. The prostate gland consists of glandular and muscular tissue and empties into the urethra. The bulbourethral glands are glands that empty into the urethra. Secretions Semen is a mixture of gland secretions and sperm cells. The bulbourethral glands and the urethral mucous glands produce mucus that neutralizes the acidic pH of the urethra. The testicular secretions contain sperm cells. The seminal vesicle fluid contains nutrients, prostaglandins, and proteins that coagulate. The prostate fluid contains nutrients and proteolytic enzymes, and it neutralizes the pH of the vagina....
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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.

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