SVMSScience Male Reproductive System

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Review the terms associated with the Male Reproductive System

scrotum

bag-like sac that surrounds the testes, hangs outside the male's body to control the temperature

seminiferous tubules

located in the testes, produce sperm cells and make testosterone

sperm

small reproductive cell produced in large quantities by males, very mobile

epididymis

sperm storage area

vas deferens

connected to the testes, travels through 2 glands that nourish the sperm and provide protection

semen

fluids that surround sperm

penis

the male organ that transfers sperm to the females body, contains erectile tissue that is able to fill with blood

prostate gland

produces fluid to help make vaginal tract less acidic, this prolongs the life of the sperm

cowper's gland

produces fluid to help lubricate the urethra for sperm to pass through

seminal vesicles

produces fructose to provide energy for sperm as the travel through the female reproductive system

testes

part of the male reproductive system that produces sperm and testosterone

pituitary gland

the master glad of the endocrine system that signals the ovaries or testes to initiate puberty

ejaculation

when semen leaves the body

XY

male genotype (chromosome set)

XX

female genotype (chromosome set)

STD

sexually transmitted disease

Urethra

Sperm and urine exit the body through this

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