human sexuality

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  1. Primum non nocere
    "First do no harm" a fundamental medical percept of Hippocrates
  2. Hormones
    a chemical release by a cell or gland in one part of the body that sends messages to certain parts of the body
  3. Estrogen
    reproduction, menstrual cycles, mostly manufactured in ovaries
  4. primary sex characteristics
    • Reproductive organs that distinguish between male and female
    • Ex. females have ovaries males have testes
  5. Secondary Sex Characteristics
    • Non reproductive things that distinguish between male and female
    • Ex. females have breasts males have an adam's apple
  6. Fallopian tubes
    Guide and conduct the egg towards the uterus. fertilization also occurs here
  7. PMS: Pre-menstrual Syndrome
    physical/emotional symptoms that occur 5 to 11 days before menstrual cycle
  8. Menstrual synchrony
    when women who are living together menstrual cyles become synchronized
  9. Sprem
    male reproductive cells
  10. xx and xy chromosomes
    xx (female) xy (male) x chromosomes ferilize eggs
  11. Pre-seminal Fluid
    clear fluid that comes from a man's penis when aroused: can also carry disease/STDs
  12. Cheating
    violation of the agreement that two partners had between each other
  13. Primogeniture
    The first born son inherits everything "England for example"
  14. Limerance
    when in love eyes dialate and heartbeat is faster
  15. why do people have sex?
    to have children, to experience sexual pleasure, and to cement relationships
  16. Endocrine System
    system of glands, each which secretes a type of hormone directly into the bloodstream to regulate the body
  17. Puberty
    Physical changes by which a child's body matures into an adult capable of sexual reproduction
  18. Ovaries
    Ovum-producing reproductive organs in pairs as part of the vertebrate female
  19. uterus
    female hormone-responsive reproductive sex organ where eggs plant themselves
  20. Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
    when women have severe depression symptoms, irritability, and tension before menstruation
  21. Endometrium
    the inner membrane of the mammalian uterus:; the uterine lining
  22. Menstruation
    shedding of the uterine lining (endometrium)
  23. Menarche
    the first menstrual period
  24. Androgens
    chemically related sex steriod hormones
  25. Testosterone
    • a particular steriod hormone from the androgen group found in humans;
    • the hormone that triggers puberty and is responsible for a male sex drive. its lower at 8pm and higher around 4am
  26. Testes
    the male sex glands/ reproductive organs
  27. Prostate Glands
    size of a walnut and surrounds the neck of a man's bladder and uretha- the tube that carries urine from the bladder
  28. Semen/Seminal Fluid
    white or gray liquid emitted from the uretha (tube of penis) on ejaculation
  29. Ejaculation
    the ejecting of semen and is usually accompanied by orgasm
  30. Oocyte
    female gametocyte (germ cell) involved in reproduction
  31. Zygote
    after a female cell (oocyte) is fertilized its called zygote
  32. double standard
    the same behavior is judged differently occording to whether its done my a male or female
  33. jealousy
    Not love; a little is normal when in love, expressing it does not me they are really in love
  34. Phenyethylamine
    in chocolate that's why we give it on valentines day because it has chemicals to produce chemicals of well being
  35. Love
    Intense sexual desire
  36. Lust
    just want them for there looks and nothing else
  37. excessive jealousy
    comes from low self esteem
  38. Is he/she the one?
    how do you feel when ur with that person? Do you agree on the major life issues? can you introduce them to friends and famly? do this person fit into your social life and activities? how do they talk about their ex? do they disrespect their family? how do they handle money?
  39. Epididymis
    holding place for sperm located on the back of the testes. sperm matures and abnormal sperm is expelled through waste as well
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