veterinary reproduction

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reproduction

testes

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

testicular descent

MIF gets teste to inguinal canal, androgens bring them into scrotum

scrotum

sac that holds, protects and regulates the temperature of the testes

spermatic cord

a cord attached to the testis that contains the vas deferens, blood vessels, nerves and cremasteric muscle fibers

pampiniform plexus

network of testicular veins coiling the testicular artery, cooling device heat passes from arterial blood to venous blood

vaginal tunics

two layers of connective tissues that surround the testes in the scrotum, formed when the testes migrated into the scrotum

seminiferous tubules

NARROW, COILED TUBULES THAT PRODUCE SPERM IN THE TESTES

epididymus

structure in the male reproductive system in which sperm are fully matured and are stored

vas deferens

a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct

urethra

tube that carries urine from the bladder and releases it from the body; in males, tube through which semen is released from the body

prostrate gland

A SMALL GLAD THAT SURROUNDS THE MALE URETHRA WHERE IT EMERGES FROM THE URINARY BLADDER; IT SECRETES A FLUID THAT IS PART OF THE EJACULATORY FLUID.

penis

MALE ORGAN OF COPULATION

bulbis glandis

this permits dogs to "tie" during copulation

ovaries

female gonads, produce ova, estrogen and progesterone

oviducts

Fallopian tubes where the egg travels down to the uterus.

uterus

the hollow muscular organ of the female reproductive system in which a fertilized egg develops into a fetus

vagina

muscular, mucosa-lined canal extending from the uterus to the exterior of the body

vulva

external parts of the female genitalia

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