A&P MRS: Testes

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A&P MRS: Testes
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A&P MRS: Testes
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  1. Components of the male reproductive system
    testes

    epididymis

    ductus deferens

    spermatic cord

    seminal vesicles

    ejaculatory ducts

    urethra

    prostate gland

    external genitalia
  2. Testes
    male gonad

    orchis
  3. What is the function of the testes?
    to produce spermatozoa

    to produce hormone: testosterone
  4. Where are the testes located?

    What are they suspended by?
    in the scrotum

    suspended by the spermatic cord
  5. Tunica albuginea
    this is fibrous connective tissue

    it surrounds each testis
  6. Seminiferous tubules
    this is germinating tissue

    it produces spermatozoa and hormones

    1 to 4 tubules located in each lobule

    lobules are found throughout the testis
  7. Rete testis
    network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules into the epididymis
  8. Spermatogenesis
    production of spermatozoa

    exocrine
  9. Hormone production in the testes
    testosterone

    secondary male sex characteristic

    endocrine through the interstitial cells of the testes (cells of Leydig)

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