Functions and structures of the male reproductive system

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Section 1

Question Answer
genitaliathe organs of reproduction and their associated sturctures
perineumthe external surface region in both males and females between the symphysis and the coccyx
male perineumextends from the scrotum to the area around the anus
female perimeiumextends from the pubic symphysis to the area around the anus
scrotumthe sac-like structure that surrounds , protects, and supports the testicles
testiclesthe two small, egg-shaped glands that produce the sperm
seminiferous tubulesplace inside each testicle where the sperm are formed
epididymisa coiled tube at the upper part of each testicle
spermatic cordextends upward from the epididymis and is attached to each testicle and contains a vas deferens, arteries, veins, nerves and lymphatic vessels
vas deferensthe narrow part of the epididymis that goes upward toward the body

Section 2

Question Answer
spermspermatozoa; male gametes
sementhe whitish fluid containing sperm that is ejaculated through the urethra at the peak of male sexual excitement
spermatogenesisthe process of sperm formation
motilecapable of spontaneous motion
penisthe male sex organ that transports the sperm into the female vagina; composed of three columns of erectile tissue
penile; phallicrelating to the penis
glans penisthe sensitive region located at the tip of the penis

Section 3

Question Answer
vas deferensductus deferens; the long, narrow continuations of each epididymis and eventually join the urethra
seminal vesiclesglands that secrete a thick, yellow substance to nourish the sperm cells;located at the base of the urinary bladder and open into the vas deferens as it joins the urethra
ejaculatory ductpasses through the prostate gland and empties into the urethra
prostate glandlies under the bladder and surrounds the end of the urethra in the region where the vas deferens enters the urethra
bulbourethral glandsCowper's glands;secrete a fluid known as pre-ejaculate
urethrain the male it serves both the reproductive and the urinary system

Section 4

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