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testes
where meosis occurs with the sperm cells (23)
sperm
males produce 600 a day, it takes 2 and a half months for sperm to mature, if sperm is not released it is absorbed by the body
scrotum
sack that supports and protects the testes, keeps the testes 3 degrees lower than the body temperature
epididymus
where sperm is stored while it matures, also where sperm becomes mobile
vas deferens
stores sperm
bulbourethral
protects the sperm from heat- also known as the cowper's gland
pubis bone
protects the bladder during sexual intercourse
penis
used to deposit sperm inside the female
prepuce
for skin
erectile tissue
fills with blood during erection
erection
when the erectile tissue fills with blood and the penis rises to a 45 degree angle
ejaculation
the releasing of semen in spurts
pituitary
signals all other glands to do work (9 hormones)
thyroid
regulates growth
hypothalmus
tell the pituitary to do its job (7 hormones)
pineal
causes the on set of puberty, stops for girls at 18-19, stops for boys at 20-22
hair grows more on legs face chest back and groin, muscle tone increases, voice changes (deepens), growth of gonads
men secondary sex characteristics
whole in the abdomen lining
hernia
tail
for locomotion
acrosome
protects and allows sperm to penetrate the egg
head
contains chromosomes
neck
contains mitochondria
urethra
where sperm and urine are released
seminal vesicle
produces sugar to nourish the sperm
prostrate gland
fluid that protects sperm
semen
a thick milky fluid that protects the sperm
circumcision
removal of the prepuce
testicular cancer
1 in 500 males, younger is more prone to it