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CHAPTER 22: THE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS

Male Reproductive Organ Summary Table (outline page 14)

Name of Organ

Structure

Function

Testes

solid ovoid structure held in scrotum;

lobules of seminiferous tubules separated by interstitial cells;

production of sperm (seminiferous tubules/FSH);

secretion of testosterone (interstitial cells, LH)

Epididymis

tightly coiled tubule superior to testes; leads to vas deferens

storage of sperm

Vas Deferens

muscular tube leading from epid. into abdominal cavity

movement of sperm

Seminal Vesicle

sac-like structure attached to vas deferens

addition of fructose (energy source) to sperm/semen

Prostate Gland

sponge-like structure below bladder and surrounding urethra

addition of milky alkaline fluid to semen for sperm motility

Bulbourethral Glands

two pea-shaped structures below prostate

addition of penis lubricant to sperm

Urethra

tube leading from bladder/prostate to outside; held within penis

transport of sperm and urine to outside

Penis

male excitatory organ; vascular columns fill with blood causing erection

is held in female vagina during intercourse for transfer of sperm

Scrotum

pouch of skin and fat that holds testes

hold testes at cooler temperature to insure optimum sperm production

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