Male Reproductive System

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Sperm

The male reproductive cell.

Testes

The male gonads, which produce sperm and secrete male sex hormones.

Semen

The thick white fluid containing sperm that is ejaculated by the male genital tract.

Penis

The male reproductive organ. Used for ejaculation and the elimination of waste as urine.

Scrotum

Located outside of the body and composed of erectile tissue, a sac-like organ that contains the testes and protects them.

Epididymis

Structure in the male reproductive system that stores mature sperm cells.

Vas Deferens

Attached to the Epididymis, either of two ducts or tubes that allow sperm to pass from the testicles by carrying sperm around the bladder to the urethra.

Seminal Vesicle

Secretes an alkaline fluid that helps neutralize the sperm's acidity, enhances sperm's mobility by adding a thick milky fluid.

Prostate Gland

Golf ball sized organ that secretes prostaglandins that help keep sperm alive.

Spermatogenesis

The production of sperm cells.

Pituitary Gland

Gives off FSH (Follicle stimulating hormone).

# of chambers per teste

20 to 30

Sperm production depends on.....

The amount of hormones involved.
Temperature
Environmental Factors
Health
Age
Diet

Ejaculation

The propulsion of semen from the urethra of the penis.

Foreskin

Surrounds the glans penis.

Root

The uppermost area of the penis.

Erection

Process that occurs when a penis swells with blood and elongates.

Cowper's Gland (Bulbourethral Gland)

Releases cleansing materials prior to ejaculation that clean the urethral channel.

Nurse Cells

Surround immature sperm cells.

Male Reproductive System

Gonads, Testes, Genital Ducts, Ductus(vas)deferens, Urethra. Accessory Organs (Prostate, Genitalia, Penis, Scrotum).

Spermatogonia

Sperm cell w/ 46 chromosomes (Fact: We want 23!)

# of chromosomes a mature sperm cell has....

23

Gametes

Sex cells

Testosterone

The male sex hormone.

somniferous tubule

Small sections or cubules that create divisions within the Testes.

What processes are included?

Meiosis I and Meiosis II

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