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The skin structure covers and protects the testes.


This structure is the site of sperm production

seminiferous tubules

These cells secrete testosterone

leydig cells

It is with in the wall of this structure that meiosis occurs

seminiferous tubule

This hormone stimulates leydig cells to secrete testosterone


The function of the epididymis is

sperm maturation

This is formed by the union of the duct from the seminal vesicles and the vas deferens

ejaculatory duct

These are posterior to the bladder and anterior to the rectum and secretes an alkaline, fructose filled fluid.

seminal vesicle glands

This is composed of three cylindrical masses of erectile tissue with each cylinder surrounded by a fibrous tissue.


What is produced by the ovaries?

secondary oocytes, estrogen and progesterone

THis is the site of fertilization.

uterine (fallopian) tubes

This is the portion of the uterus that opens into the vagina


This hormone promotes spematogenesis


This hormone triggers ovulation


This muscle controls the tightness of the skin of the scrotum and assists in temperature regulation of the testes.


Which of the following contains the ducts, nerves, blood and lymphatic vessels serving the testes?

spermatic cord

Which structure has a portion removed in a vasectomy?

ductus deferens

This is secreted by the corpus luteum after ovulation


This is the site for implantation of a fertilized ovum


A weakening in the abdominal wall in the inguinal region in males may result in this condition:


Which of the following functions in both urinary and reproductive systems in the male?


The erectile portion of the penis that surrounds the the urethra is the:

corpus spongiosum

The corpus luteum secretes:

progesterone and estrogens

Sperm move by means of:


After ovulation the ___ becomes the ___.

mature (Graafian) follicle, corpus luteum

The portion of the ovary that contains the ovarian follicles is the:


The cells that formed at the end of meiosis are called:


The daily production of sperm in the testes is about

300 million

In the male, the protein hormone inhibin is produce by the ____ and inhibits the secretion of ____.

sertoli cells , FSH

At birth, hundreds of thousands of oogonia are present in each ovary, but only about ____ of these will mature and ovulate.

four hundred

In the ovary, oocytes begin meiosis

during fetal development

The open, funnel shaped portion of a uterine tube is called the:


A Pap smear is a test performed to detect:

cancer of the cervix

A hysterectomy is the:

surgical removal of the uterus

The stratum basalis of the uterus:

repeatedly gives rise toa new stratum functionalis after each menstruation

The acidity of the vagina is due to:

breakdown of glycogen that produces organic acids

the small hairless folds that are lateral to the vaginal opening are the ;

labia minora

The milk secreting glands in the breast are called;


_____ increases the flexibility of the pubic symphysis at the end of pregnancy


an over the counter test is now available for purchase that indicates ovulation. This test measures the levels of:


Low levels of progesterone cause;


Oral contraceptive pills contain estrogens and progestin that:

inhibit the release of FSH and LH

Menarche is :

the first menses

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