A&P MRS: Testes
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Components of the male reproductive system
What is the function of the testes?
to produce spermatozoa
to produce hormone: testosterone
Where are the testes located?
What are they suspended by?
in the scrotum
suspended by the spermatic cord
this is fibrous connective tissue
it surrounds each testis
this is germinating tissue
it produces spermatozoa and hormones
1 to 4 tubules located in each lobule
lobules are found throughout the testis
network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules into the epididymis
production of spermatozoa
Hormone production in the testes
secondary male sex characteristic
endocrine through the interstitial cells of the testes (cells of Leydig)
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