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SVMSScience Male Reproductive System

Review the terms associated with the Male Reproductive System
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scrotum
bag-like sac that surrounds the testes, hangs outside the male's body to control the temperature
seminiferous tubules
located in the testes, produce sperm cells and make testosterone
sperm
small reproductive cell produced in large quantities by males, very mobile
epididymis
sperm storage area
vas deferens
connected to the testes, travels through 2 glands that nourish the sperm and provide protection
semen
fluids that surround sperm
penis
the male organ that transfers sperm to the females body, contains erectile tissue that is able to fill with blood
prostate gland
produces fluid to help make vaginal tract less acidic, this prolongs the life of the sperm
cowper's gland
produces fluid to help lubricate the urethra for sperm to pass through
seminal vesicles
produces fructose to provide energy for sperm as the travel through the female reproductive system
testes
part of the male reproductive system that produces sperm and testosterone
pituitary gland
the master glad of the endocrine system that signals the ovaries or testes to initiate puberty
ejaculation
when semen leaves the body
XY
male genotype (chromosome set)
XX
female genotype (chromosome set)
STD
sexually transmitted disease
Urethra
Sperm and urine exit the body through this