Femaleanatomy - LECTURE 8 SECTION 4 Female Anatomy EXTERNAL GENITALIA Vestibule(Figure 1 Common pathway for reproductive and urinary systems

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LECTURE 8 SECTION 4 Female Anatomy EXTERNAL GENITALIA Vestibule (Figure 1) Common pathway for reproductive and urinary systems Labia (Vulva) Labia minora -- inner lips of vulva Labia majora -- outer lips of vulva Clitoris Erectile tissue Sensory nerves Homologous to glans penis VAGINA: Functions Copulatory organ Site of semen deposition Absorbs seminal plasma Acidic pH- http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/obgyn/faculty/Prien/Lecture%20notes/ASFT3401/femalean.htm (1 of 12) [6/10/2008 11:52:13 AM]
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LECTURE 8 Ig G and Ig A Antibodies to sperm sometimes found in infertility. Birth canal Urinary canal Parts highly elastic muscle and connective tissue Epithelial tissue: changes at estrus, becomes cornified Layers Tunica serosa Tunica muscularis Tunica mucosa Other Vaginal fornix "blind poach" - can cause problems during artifical insemination Urethral opening Suburethral diverticulum Hormones Affecting Relaxin http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/obgyn/faculty/Prien/Lecture%20notes/ASFT3401/femalean.htm (2 of 12) [6/10/2008 11:52:13 AM]
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LECTURE 8 Estrogens Progesterone CERVIX: also called cervix uteri thick walled, inelastic tube with small lumen Functions Site of semen deposition Sperm reservoir Prevent microbial contamination of uterus Produces cervical mucous Parts (Figure 1-7) Consists of connective tissue(collagen) and smooth muscle Layers Tunica serosa Connective tissue Tunica mucosa Anatomy Os cervix Cervical canal http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/obgyn/faculty/Prien/Lecture%20notes/ASFT3401/femalean.htm (3 of 12) [6/10/2008 11:52:13 AM]
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LECTURE 8 Folds
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Femaleanatomy - LECTURE 8 SECTION 4 Female Anatomy EXTERNAL GENITALIA Vestibule(Figure 1 Common pathway for reproductive and urinary systems

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