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Unformatted text preview: on is to wave the egg out of the ovaries to begin traveling through the fallopian tubes. Uterus: womb ­ hollow organ which holds a developing fetus Endometrium: Inner membrane of the uterus; where the zygote is nourished Perimetrium: Outer membrane of the uterus Cervix: Tissue between uterus and vagina; tilted at 45 degree angle Os: Opening from uterus to vagina in the cervix (allows menstrual fluids to exit, baby to be delivered, and sperm to enter) Vaginal lining: Inner lining of the vaginal wall 4 *Transudation ­ during sexual arousal, blood pressure builds up and pushes on mucosal lining of vagina ­ the blood gets filtered out through this layer and albumin proteins enter the vagina. It is NOT a lubricating fluid that is released by vaginal glands ­ vagina has no glands. Labia majora: Outer lips surrounding the vagina; what forms the scrotal sack Labia minora: Smaller inner lips of the vagina; what forms the penile shaft Clitoris: what is head of penis on the male; a highly sensitive area with a concentration of A LOT of nerve endings that engorges with blood during arousal. This includes the crura, glans and shaft. Function is sexual pleasure Mons pubis: Pubic mound; nerve endings can make this spot very pleasurable. A mound of fat essentially. Hymen: Tissue across the inside of the vagina, bad measure of if someone is a virgin or not. Can break due to exercise, tampons, birth or masturbation (most common reason), etc. Estrogen: Controls sexual gene expression; forms boobs; involved in menstruation cycle; etc. Progesterone: Heavily involved in the female menstrual cycle, produced by corpus luteum and builds up the endometrial layer HCG: Hormone made during pregnancy, created by the growing placenta ­ keeps corpus luteum alive FSH: Regulates the development, growth, pubertal maturation, and reproductive processes of the body. Released by pituitary gland and causes estrogen release and development of mature egg follicle LH: Triggers ovulation (release of egg from the follicle into Fallopian tube) due to maturation of follicle. It also triggers formation of corpus luteum from the remaining follicle. Corpus Luteum: Involved in the production of progesterone (which allows the endometrium lining to thicken to prepare for implantation); yellow body that surround the follicle. If the egg is not implanted, corpus luteum disintegrates. Progesterone decreases, endometrial lining sheds, and a period occurs. Pituitary gland: Endocrine gland near the base of the brain, secretes hormones related to homeostasis including FSH and LH for menstruation cycle. Adrenal gland: Endocrine gland located near the kidneys, secretes hormones usually in response to stress 5 Oxytocin: Plays roles in sexual reproduction. helps make contractions in childbirth. Releases in large amounts after distension of the cervix and uterus during labor, birth, maternal bonding, and, after stimulation of the nipples, breastfeeding, etc. Helps with sexual arousal, bonding, mate...
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This test prep was uploaded on 02/13/2014 for the course EDP 363 taught by Professor Brownstein during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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