Reproductive system test

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ovary

where eggs are stored and released

ovulation

the release, about once a month, of a egg from an ovary

follicle

where the egg bursts out of ovary

uterus

where baby grows

endometrium

lining of uterus; gets thicker, than washes out

cervix

entrence to uterus

pelvis

wider in women to hold fetus

fallopian tubes

where egg might get fertilized

fimbria

feathery ends that pull egg into fallopian tube

vagina

streatchy walls; secretions keep it clean; where the sperm enters; baby exists

hymen

membrane just inside vagina; must be streached or torn when she first has intercource

menstrual cycle

the more of less regular female fertility cycle beginning with the first day of menstruation and continuing for about a month until the next menstruation

vulva

outside area

clitoris

many nerve endings; area of sexual excitment

menstration period

three to six day period when menstruation occurs

labia

the lips of the female genitals. the labia enfolds the clitoris and are a part of the vulva

estrogen

a hormone produced by the ovaries that produces female sex characteristics and affects the menstrual cycle

ampula

helps make fluid to keep sperm alive

seminal vessicle

helps make semen

prostate gland

helps store semen

bladder

where urine is stored

urethra

release urine or semen

scrotum

keeps testicles at the right temp.

testicle

produces sperm and testosterone

seminiferous tubules

thousands of feet of tiny tubes where meiosis makes head of sperm with 23 chromosomes instead of 46

epididymous

flagellum tube behind the testicle

vas deferens

long tube to carrie sperm to join the semen

foreskin

can be removed for religious or cultural reasons

penis

releases urine or sperm

testosterone

a hormone which is secreated by the testicle in men and by the adrenal glans in men and women.

zygote

gametes unite to become this

embryo

the growing fertilized egg from conseption util the end of the third month of pregnancy

fetus

the growing unborn babt from the third month after conception until birth

baby

a newborn human at a very young age

placenta

rootlike things that attache to the endometrium; blood dosnt mix but chemicals from the mom go into blood vessels in placenta

umbilical cord

attaches fetus to placenta

amniotic sac

a sack to hold the amniotic fluid in; breaks before baby is about to be born; called "water broke"

amniotic fluid

sterile liquid that cushions and protects the fetus

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