Endocrine and Reproductive Systems
organs and functions of each system
Terms in this set (24)
Male Reproductive System
specialized to produce sperm and the hormone testosterone.
organ of the male reproductive system in which sperm and testosterone are produced
A hormone produced by the testes that controls the development of physical characteristics in mature men.
an external pouch of skin in which the testes are located
the male sex cell (aka, reproductive cell or special cell)
a mixture of sperm and fluids
Female Reproductive System
produces eggs and if fertilized, nourishes a baby until birth.
organs of the female reproductive system in which eggs and estrogen are produced
a hormone produced by the ovaries that controls the development of eggs and adult female characteristics
passageway for eggs from an ovary to the uterus
a muscular passageway leading to the outside of the body; also called the birth canal
the hollow muscular organ of the female reproductive system in which a fertilized egg develops
produces chemicals that control many of body's daily activities and long term changes like growth and development
ductless glands that produce and release hormones
Chemical product of an endocrine gland
endocrine gland that links the nervous and endocrine systems & controls the pituitary gland
"Master Gland" controls other endocrine glands and regulates growth
helps immune system
triggers the body's response to emergency situations
controls the release of energy from food molecules inside cells
regulate the amount of calcium in the blood
produces insulin and glucagon which control blood glucose level
release female sex hormones (estrogen & progesterone)
release male sex hormone (testosterone)
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