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Human Growth and Development

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primary male sex hormone
testosterone
primary female sex hormone
estrogen
main function of the testicles
produce sperm
main function of the ovary
produce eggs and hormone
stages of labor
(1) Dilation
(2) Expulsion
(3) Placental
Dilation
(9 hr) cervix opens 10 cm
Explusion
(20 min) baby pushed out
Placental
(15 min) placenta detaches, pulls out through cord
ova
eggs, (one ovum)
menarche
first period
menopause
the gradual end of one's period
sepculum
small instrument that helps docotors see the inner lining of the vagina, and neck of the uterus
ovulation
the release of an egg from an ovary
pap smear
to check for cancer cells in the cervix and neck of the uterus. the doctor uses a cotton swab.
fertilization
the uniting of an egg and a sperm
ejaculation
expulsion of semen
prostate gland
produces semen to help sperm movement
cowpers gland
produces semen
seminal vesicle
produces semen which initiates mobility of sperm
urethra
the tube that leads from the bladder to the outside of the body
sperm
function: to implant the egg
reason / cause for menstrual cycle. how long?
reason: to perpare for having a baby
usually 28 days long
endometrium
inner lining of the uterus
placenta
organ of exchange during pergancy
epididymis
where sperm is stored