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Female Reproductive system question
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Where do the ovaries develop in a female?
In the abdominal cavity near the kidneys
What is the female homolog = equivalent of the scrotum?
The labia majora
Specific site of oogenesis = egg (= ovum) production?
In a follicle in an ovary
Site of fertilization?
Fallopian = uterine tube = oviduct
Initial result of a sperm cell penetrating a secondary oocyte?
Release of second polar body
Final result of a sperm cell penetrating an egg?
Fertilization and fusion of egg and sperm nucleus
Another name for fertilization?
External layer of cells on the ovary?
Where do blood vessels and nerves enter/leave the ovary?
At the hilus = hilum
Egg = ova production?
Oogenesis by meiosis
Number of eggs typically produced in a 28 day menstrual cycle?
Release of an egg (i.e., secondary oocyte") from a mature ovarian follicle?
Ovulation on 14th day
What is female orgasm?
Pleasurable sensation that is not tied to ovulation
What are the secondary sex characteristics of the female?
The typical attributes of femininity influenced by Hormones (e.g., estrogen)
Structures that produce estrogens?
What is puberty?
Development of secondary sex characteristics and reproductive maturity (early as 7)
What is the sex drive?
Urge to achieve sexual gratification
Structure that produces progesterone?
Corpus luteum in a follicle after ovulation
Function of the female urethra?
Urination = micturition
Trumpet-like end of the uterine tube?
Finger-like projections from the infundibulum?
Structure that partially covers the clitoris?
Prepuce = foreskin
Female homolog = equivalent of penis?
Inhumane practice of destroying the clitoris?
A cultural tradition in some societies considered to be mutilation by westerners
What is tubal ligation?
Manipulating the uterine tubes so that egg and sperm cannot meet
Part of uterus that initiates labor contractions?
The smooth muscle in the myometrium (middle layer)
Part of the uterus flushed out in the menstrual flow?
The endometrium = lining
Reproductive cycle in a cat or horse?
Part of estrous cycle when female is receptive to males?
Estrus = in heat
Site of implantation of a zygote = fertilized egg?
Wall of uterus
Gross anatomical subdivisions of the uterus?
Fundus, body, and cervix
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