The mechanism that keeps the testes cooler than the body's core temperature is called descent of the testes. T or F
Testosterone stimulates development of the secondary sex characteristics, spermatogenesis, and libido. T or F
From their formation to ejaculation, sperm cells take the following pathway:
seminiferous tubule, rete testis, epididymis, ductus deferens, ejaculatory duct, urethra.
Sperm cells get energy to power their movement from _________ contributed by the ____________.
fructose; seminal vesicles
In the female fetus, the absence of testosterone results in the development of the external genital into clitoris, labia minora, and labia majora. T or F
Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
stimulates the corpus luteum to grow and secrete estrogen and progesterone. T or F
Prolactin is secreted during pregnancy to stimulate milk synthesis so that milk will be available by the time the infant is born.
T or F
Most of the natural lubrication during female sexual excitement is provided by the
greater vestibular (Bartholin) glands.
The term menstrual cycle specifically refers to
the cyclic changes in the uterus determined by shifting hormonal changes.
Milk ejection, stimulation of nerve endings in the ____________ leads to the release of ______________ from the pituitary.
nipple and areola; oxytocin
Why is breast milk superior to cow's milk for an infant?
Cow's milk has too much protein and minerals in it.
Neonatal immunity depends on IgG and
IgA acquired through the placenta and colostrum, respectively. T or F
Which of these organ systems faces the greatest physiological challenge in the transitional period after birth?
Older people may require lower drug doses than younger people because
they have lower rates of renal clearance.