BIO 100 - Chapter 16 Reproductive System

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  1. Following their production in the seminiferous tubules, immature sperm cells are transferred to the ________.
    epididymus
  2. Since the pH of the female vagina is not suitable for the survival of sperm, secretions from the ________ gland of the male are a necessary component of semen to raise the pH.
    prostate
  3. The testosterone producing cells found between the seminiferous tubules are called ________ cells.
    interstitial (Leydig)
  4. Sperm and egg cells contain half or the ________ number of chromosomes found in body cells.
    haploid
  5. In the seminiferous tubules, developing a sperm are nourished by ________ cells.
    Sertoli
  6. In humans, fertilization occurs in the ________.
    oviduct
  7. The head of a sperm is covered by the ________ which contains enzymes that help penentrate the layers of cells surrounding the egg.
    acrosome
  8. A common tissue between the fetus and the endometrium that provides nourishment to the developing fetus is the ________.
    placenta
  9. The muscular layer of the uterus that provides the force necessary to expel the baby during birth is the ________.
    myometrium
  10. Ovulation is triggered by the surge of ________.
    LH
  11. The regular pattern by which oocytes grow, mature, and are released from the ovary is known as the ________.
    ovarian cycle
  12. Ovulation occurs during the ________ state of the menstrual cycle.
    proliferative
  13. If pregnancy occurs, a layer of tissue associated with the embryo secretes the hormone ________, which maintains the activity of the corpus luteum in the ovaries of the mother.
    HCG
  14. As a primary oocyte develops within a follicle of the ovary, it is nourished by ________ cells.
    granulosa
  15. A condition in females that occurs when endometrial tissue moves through the oviducts and adheres to the ovaries or other organs in the abdominal cavity is ________.
    endomeriosis

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