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NJH human reproduction 6th vocabulary

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eggs
reproductive cells found in a woman's ovaries
menstruation
blood flow from the vagina caused by the shedding of the inside lining of the uterus
uterus
female internal organ where the baby develops before birth
ovaries
organs that store and release the eggs and produce hormones in females
Estrogen
the hormones produced by the ovaries in females
Menopause
when a woman's ovaries stop producing hormones
Ovulation
the release of an egg from a woman's ovary
hormones
the chemicals released into the blood stream by glands such as the ovaries, testes, or pituitary
puberty
when a child's body begins to mature into an adult body
Vagina
canal that leads from the cervix of the uterus to the outside of the body
cervix
bottom portion of the uterus
fallopian tube
tube in which the egg travels from the ovary to the uterus
testicles
where the sperm and testosterone are produced in the male
ejaculation
the release of sperm from the penis
erection
when the penis becomes hard
wet dream
the release of sperm from the penis while sleeping
Penis
male sex organ
testosterone
male hormone produced in the testicles
Sperm
reproductive cells produced by the male testicles
prostate
gland in males that secretes fluid into the urethra which mixes with the sperm
vas deferens
tube in which sperm travel from the testicle to the urethra
scrotum
the skin sac that holds the testes
Pituitary
gland at the base of the brain; releases hormones triggering puberty
urethra
tube in which urine travels from the bladder to the outside of the body
genitalia
organs of the reproductive system
bladder
organ in the body that stores urine
fertilization
when the egg and sperm unite, usually in the fallopian tube
pimples
clogged pores sometimes experienced during puberty
growth spurt
a sudden increase in height during puberty