The Reproductive System

The Reproductive System - The Reproductive System I....

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The Reproductive System I. Overview of Male Reproductive System A. Basic Structures 1. scrotum 2. testes 3. epididymis 4. vas (ductus) deferens 5. ejaculatory ducts 6. accessory glands 7. penis B. Basic Functions 1. production and storage of male gametes (sperm) 2. ability to pass gametes on for procreation II. Male Reproductive Organs A. Scrotum 1. outpouching of abdominal wall - skin and fascia 2. raphe - median ridge separating sides 3. dartos - smooth muscle allowing rise and fall 4. cremaster muscle - skeletal muscle, temp. regulation B. Testes (Testicles) 1. pair of glands that are housed in the scrotum 2. tunica vaginalis - peritoneal continuation envelops 3. tunica albuginea - fibrous tissue, forms lobules 4. seminiferous tubules - produce mature sperm cells 5. sustentacular cells - protect sperm from immune syst 6. interstitial endocrinocytes - secrete testosterone 7. spermatogenesis - process of sperm maturation C. Ducts of the Testis seminiferous tubules l straight tubules l rete testis l efferent ducts l epididymis
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D. Epididymis
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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