Medical Defination Ch 9

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Medical Defination Ch 9
2012-01-20 22:50:16

Male reproductive system
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  1. bulbourethral glands
    a pair of exocrine glads near the male urethra. They secrete fulid into the urethra. aka Cowper gland
  2. ejaculation
    ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra
  3. ejaculatory duct
    tube through which semen enters the male urethra
  4. epididymis
    one of a pair of long, tightly coiled tubes on top of each testis. It carries sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vas deferens
  5. erectile dysfunction
    inability of an adult male to achieve an erection
  6. flagellum
    hair-like projection on a sperm cell that makes it motile
  7. fraternal twins
    two infants born of the same pregnancy from two separte egg cells fertilized by two different sperm cells
  8. glans penis
    sensitive tip of the penis
  9. identical twins
    two infants resulting from division of one fertilized edd into two distnct embryos.
  10. parenchyma
    the esential distinctive cells of an organ.
  11. penis
    male external organ of reproduction
  12. perineum
    external region between the anus and scrotum in the male
  13. prepuce
    foreskin; fold of skin covering the top of the penis
  14. prostate gland
    exocrine gland at the base of the male urinary bladder.
  15. scrotum
    external sac that contains the testes
  16. semen
    spermatozoa and seminal fluid
  17. spermatozoa
    sperm cells
  18. seminal fluid
    prostatic and seminal vesicle secretions
  19. seminiferous tubules
    narrow, coiled tubules that produce sperm in the testes
  20. seminal vesicles
    paired sac-like male exocrine glands that secrete fluid (a major component of semen) into the vas deferens
  21. sterilization
    procedure that removes an individual`s ability to produce or release reporductive cells
  22. stroma
    supportive, connective tissue of an organ, as distinguished from its parenchyma
  23. testis
    male gonad that produces spermatozoa and the hormone testosterone
  24. testosterone
    hormone secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testes; responsible for male sex characteristics
  25. vas deferens
    narrow tube (one on each side) that carries sperm from the epididymis into the body and toward the urethra