Reproductive test review

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  1. What is the endocrine function of the male testes?
    Produces testosterone
  2. What is the exocrine function of the male testes?
    Produce and expel sperm
  3. What part of the reproductive system is operated on during a vasectomy?
    ductus deferens
  4. What is the normal pH of sperm? Basic or acidic?
    • 7.2-7.6
    • Basic
    • To counter the acidity of the vagina
  5. During circumcision, what part of the penis is removed? (medical term for foreskin)
  6. fertilization
    Occurs the moment that generic material of a sperm combines with that of an ovum to form a fertilized egg (zygote)
  7. Where does fertilization occur?
    Uterine tubes
  8. Ovulation
    the ejection of an egg from the ovary
  9. Name the three layers of the uterine wall from inner to outer
    • endometrium
    • myometrium
    • perimetrium
  10. body of the uterus
    major portion of the uterus
  11. fundus of the uterus
    superior region above the entrance of the uterine tubes
  12. cervix of the uterus
    narrow outlet, protruding into the vagina
  13. Menstrual cycle
    Cyclic changes that the endometrium goes through month after month in response to hormonal changes
  14. proliferative phase of the menstrual cycle
    • endometrial blood supply increases
    • endometrium thickens again
  15. Secretory phase of the menstrual cycle
    • If fertilization occurs, perfect environment to nourish
    • If fertilization does not occur, sets the stage for menses
  16. embryo (time period)
    from fertilization until week 8
  17. fetus (time period)
    from week 9 until birth
  18. How long can the egg survive in order for the conception to take place?
  19. zygote
    • fertilized egg
    • first cell of the new individual
  20. All body systems are present in an embryo by what week?
    8 weeks
  21. Why do pregnant women have a higher incidence of lower back pain other than the gravid abdomen size?
    Relaxin causes all ligaments to relax, and become more flexible
  22. What hormone initiates labor?
  23. What are the three stages of labor?
    • dilation
    • expulsion
    • placental
  24. Dilation stage (of labor) - events
    • contractions push baby against cervix
    • cervix softens, and effaces (thins)
    • amnionic sac ruptures
    • lasts 6-12 hours
  25. Expulsion stage (of labor) - events
    • from full dilation to delivery
    • urge to push
    • typically 50 minutes (can be 20 min - 2 hrs)
  26. Placental stage (of labor) - events
    • about 15 minutes after birth
    • placenta and fetal membranes detach from uterus
  27. Menarche
    First period
  28. Menopause
    ovulation and cessation of menses
  29. What defines menopause?
    • Between ages of 46 and 54
    • Menses has ceased for a year
  30. Does the process of ejaculation and urination occur at the same time?
  31. What is BPH? (male)
    • Increased size of the prostate gland
    • Strangles the urethra
    • Increases risks of infection
    • Makes urination difficult
  32. What is primary follicle made of? (female)
    • Contains an immature ovum (egg)
    • Egg surrounded by layers of follicle cells
  33. Epididymus (male reproductive tract)
    temporary storage site for sperm
  34. Ductus (vas) deferens (male reproductive tract)
    • from epididymus to the ejaculatory duct
    • Functions to propel sperm into the urethra
  35. Urethra
    • from base of bladder to tip of penis
    • carries both urine and semen
  36. Three regions of the male urethra from bladder the tip of penis
    • prostatic urethra
    • membraneous urethra
    • spongy urethra
  37. Prostatic urethra
    region of the urethra surrounded by the prostate gland
  38. Membraneous urethra (male)
    region of the urethra from prostatic urethra to the penis
  39. Spongy (penile) urethra
    • Region of the urethra running within the length of the penis
    • Opens to the exterior of the body
  40. Scrotum
    • a devided sac of skin hanging outside of the body
    • houses the testes
  41. What is the function of the scrotum?
    to keep the testes at about 3o C cooler than the body
  42. Glans penis (of the penis)
    enlarged tip of the penis
  43. prepuce (of the penis)
  44. Ovaries
    • primary female reproductive organs
    • endocrine and exocrine
  45. Uterine (fallopian) tubes
    • for the initial part of the duct system
    • receives the ovulated oocyte and provides site for fertilization
  46. Uterus
    Hollow organ that functions to receive, retain, and nourish a fertilized egg
  47. Vagina
    • thin walled tube 8-10cm long
    • provide passageway for delivery of infant and menses
    • Receives the penis (& semen)
  48. Vulva (female)
    external genitalia en masse
  49. Mons pubis (female)
    • fatty area overlying the pubic symphysis
    • covered in pubic hair after puberty
  50. Labia (female)
    skin folds
  51. Labia majora (female)
    • Hair covered skin folds
    • enclose the labia minora
    • encloses the vestibule
  52. Labia majora (female)
    delicate, hair-free folds of skin
  53. Vestibule (female)
    • Enclosed by labia majora
    • Contains ecternal openings of the urethra and vagina
  54. Greater vestibular glands (female)
    • one is found on each side of the vagina
    • Secretes lubricant during intercourse
  55. Clitoris (female)
    • contains erectile tissue
    • corresponds to the male penis
  56. In what three ways is does is the clitoris similar to the penis?
    • Hooded by prepuce
    • Composed of sensitive erectile tissue
    • Becomes swollen with blood during sexual excitement
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Reproductive test review
2011-09-10 02:55:50
anatomy physiology reproductive tract review

Review of the test for reproductive system
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