Chapter25ReproMaleMarieb

Chapter25ReproMaleMarieb - Goals: 1. Identify the...

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Unformatted text preview: Goals: 1. Identify the structures of the male and female reproductive systems, including the gross and microscopic anatomy of the organs, structures and accessory glands and their basic functions. 2. Explain meiosis, spermatogenesis and oogenesis. 3. Discuss the changes that occur in the female reproductive system during pregnancy. Gonads, or Primary Sex Organs = ovaries and testes Produce gametes (ova and spermatozoa) And hormones Transportation System Transport of gametes Secondary or Accessory Organs Glands (e.g., prostate) External genitalia Primary reproductive organs produce gametes Secondary reproductive organs: Seminal fluid Storage of spermatozoa Male reproductive and urinary tracts are partially shared Function: supports, protects, and regulates temperature Scrotum consists of Skin, fascia Dartos muscle (smooth) Tunica vaginalis Median raph Allows the testes to remain ~3C cooler than core temperature Involuntary contraction of dartos and cremaster muscles (cremasteric reflex) in response to cold or sexual arousal Develop adjacent to kidneys Descend into scrotum through inguinal canal (function of gubernaculum testis ) before birth Blood Supply via gonadal arteries Peritoneal lining is carried along lining of scrotum Spermatic cord: bundle containing all the duct work 4 month fetus...
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Mr.wallace during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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Chapter25ReproMaleMarieb - Goals: 1. Identify the...

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