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veterinary reproduction

reproduction
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testes
The male gonads, which produce sperm and secrete male sex hormones.
testicular descent
MIF gets teste to inguinal canal, androgens bring them into scrotum
scrotum
sac that holds, protects and regulates the temperature of the testes
spermatic cord
a cord attached to the testis that contains the vas deferens, blood vessels, nerves and cremasteric muscle fibers
pampiniform plexus
network of testicular veins coiling the testicular artery, cooling device heat passes from arterial blood to venous blood
vaginal tunics
two layers of connective tissues that surround the testes in the scrotum, formed when the testes migrated into the scrotum
seminiferous tubules
NARROW, COILED TUBULES THAT PRODUCE SPERM IN THE TESTES
epididymus
structure in the male reproductive system in which sperm are fully matured and are stored
vas deferens
a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
urethra
tube that carries urine from the bladder and releases it from the body; in males, tube through which semen is released from the body
prostrate gland
A SMALL GLAD THAT SURROUNDS THE MALE URETHRA WHERE IT EMERGES FROM THE URINARY BLADDER; IT SECRETES A FLUID THAT IS PART OF THE EJACULATORY FLUID.
penis
MALE ORGAN OF COPULATION
bulbis glandis
this permits dogs to "tie" during copulation
ovaries
female gonads, produce ova, estrogen and progesterone
oviducts
Fallopian tubes where the egg travels down to the uterus.
uterus
the hollow muscular organ of the female reproductive system in which a fertilized egg develops into a fetus
vagina
muscular, mucosa-lined canal extending from the uterus to the exterior of the body
vulva
external parts of the female genitalia