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Reproductive Organs

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testis
produce sperm
epididymis
stores sperm
vas deferens
transport sperm to urethra
urethra
recieves seminal secrations from testes and accessory glands; also drains excretory products from urinary bladder (no reproductive function in females)
seminal vesicles
secrete alkaline fluids that aid in neurtralizing vaginal acidity and contain nutrients to promote sperm motility and viablity and hormones to stimulate uterine contractions
bulbourethral glands
produce alkaline secretions that assist in lubrication and also aid in neutralizatin of vaginal acidity
preputial gland
secrete alakaine fluid to neutralize acidity of the vagina and provide lubrication
penis
deposits semen in female reprodcutive tract, also experts urine from the body (after birth)
ovary
produce eggs
oviduct
receives egg at ovulation; site of fertilization
uterine horns
site of implantation and embryonic development (only animals that produce litters)
vagina
receive penis during copulation; serves as part of the birth canal
urogenital sinus
common chamber formed by junction of the urethra and the vagina that drains urine from the body and serves as part of the reproductive canal during copulataion and birth
genital papilla
develops into the clitoris (in humans and other mammals)