Why are the male testes located in the scrotum outside the body?
Immature sperm are temperature sensitive
The release of __________ encourages interstitial endocrine cells to release __________.
luteinizing hormone; testosterone
What is the function of the blood testis barrier?
to prevent activation of the immune system of the male against the developing sperm
Which of the following is FALSE regarding the vagina of an adult female?
The pH of the adult vagina is alkaline
Which layer of the uterus is the site for implantation of a fertilized egg?
stratum functionalis of the endometrium
Why does only one egg, rather than four eggs, develop during oogenesis, given that spermatogenesis results in four sperm formed from one stem cell?
The unequal cytoplasmic division that results in one egg and three polar bodies ensures that a fertilized egg has ample nutrients for its journey to the uterus.
What is the role of the corpus luteum?
to produce hormones that maintain the uterine lining during the first months of pregnancy
During the secretory phase of the uterine cycle __________.
the endometrium prepares for implantation
Although effective in treating erectile dysfunction, Viagra has the side effect of reducing systemic blood pressure by causing ______.
relaxation of muscle tissue in arteries
A varicocele may hinder blood flow through the pampiniform venous plexus; the reduced venous drainage and the resulting elevated testicular temperature may be caused by ______.
defective venous valves in the testis
Which of the following conditions might contribute to an increased probability of having an ectopic pregnancy?
decreased number of cilia in the uterine tubes
T/F: A scrotal muscle that contracts in response to cold environmental temperature is the cremaster
T/F: The testis is divided into seminiferous tubules which contain the lobules that produce sperm and the ejaculatory duct that allows the sperm to be ejected from the body.
T/F: It is necessary for the testes to be kept below body temperature for abundant, viable sperm formation.
Prostate cancer is _______.
sometimes a slow-growing cancer that may never represent a threat to the patient
The ability of sperm cells to move along the ductus deferens is due to ________.
T/F: The molecule that enhances the ability of testosterone to promote spermatogenesis is inhibin.
T/F: The secretions of the bulbo-urethral glands neutralize traces of acidic urine in the urethra and serve as a lubricant during sexual intercourse
T/F: The amount of testosterone and sperm produced by the testes is dependent on the influence of FSH alone.
A low secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) in the normal male adult would cause ________.
decreased testosterone secretion
Which of the following statements about spermatogenesis is not true?
Each spermatid forms two sperm.
Why doesn't semen enter the urinary bladder during ejaculation?
The smooth muscle sphincter at the base of the urinary bladder closes.
Which of the choices below is not a part of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis?
A) interstitial endocrine cells
D) anterior pituitary gland
Which of the following statements about sperm is not true?
They are sluggish in an alkaline environment
The constancy of the chromosome number from one cell generation to the next is maintained through ________.
Why is the blood testis barrier important?
because spermatozoa and developing cells produce surface antigens that are recognized as foreign by the immune system
Enzymes that allow sperm to penetrate the egg are located in the __________ of the sperm cell.
The number of chromosomes in a human gamete is __________; this is referred to as the __________ chromosome number.
Which of the following statements is true concerning the mammary glands of both males and females?
The mammary glands are modified sweat glands that are actually part of the integumentary system.
Which of the choices below is not a function of the vagina?
serves as a passageway for the primary oocyte
The __________, a layer of the endometrium, is shed during each menstruation and is then regenerated by the __________.
stratum functionalis; stratum basalis
What part of the female duct system is the usual site of fertilization of the ovulated oocyte?
uterine (fallopian) tube (oviduct)
T/F: The smaller cell produced by oogenesis meiosis I, called the first polar body, is essentially a packet of discarded nuclear material.
Occasionally three polar bodies are found clinging to the mature ovum. One came from an unequal division of the ovum, but from where did the other two arise?
The first polar body has also divided to produce two polar bodies.
The basic difference between spermatogenesis and oogenesis is that ________.
in oogenesis, one mature ovum is produced, and in spermatogenesis four mature sperm are produced from the parent cell
During the secretory phase of the menstrual cycle ________.
progesterone levels are at their highest
During what phase of the female's uterine (menstrual) cycle is the uterine lining shed?
Which hormone promotes the formation of secondary sex characteristics such as the appearance of pubic, axillary, and facial hair, enhanced hair growth on the chest, and a deepening voice?
Based on your knowledge of how the prostate encircles part of the urethra, what are two clinical manifestations of an enlarged prostate?
Awakening at night to void caused by decreasing bladder capacity from an enlarging prostate; a small urinary stream; hesitancy in starting the urinary stream; dribbling at the end of voiding