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Urinary System Female Male Reproductive Sense Organs
Chapters 7, 8, 9, and 17 Vocabulary
Tube for injecting or removing fluid.
Outer region of an organ.
Depression in an organ where blood vessels and nerves enter and leave.
Bean-shaped organ on either side of the backbone in the lumbar region. Filters nitrogenous wastes from the bloodstream to form urine.
Opening or canal; to the outside
Inner region of an organ.
Blood vessel that carries blood to the kidney.
Central collecting region in the kidney.
Blood vessel that carries blood away from the kidney and toward the heart.
Triangular area in the urinary bladder.
One of two tubes leading from the kidneys to the urinary bladder.
Tube leading from the urinary bladder to the outside of the body.
Hollow, muscular sac that holds and stores urine.
Urination (voiding); Micturition
Process of expelling urine.
Innermost membranous sac surrounding the developing fetus.
Dark-pigmented area surrounding the breast nipple.
Small mucus-secreting exocrine glands at the vaginal orifice.
Lower, neck-like portion of the uterus.
Outermost layer of the two membranes surrounding the embryo. Forms the fetal part of the placenta.
Organ of sensitive erectile tissue anterior to the opening of the female urethra.
Region in the lower abdomen, midway between the rectum and the uterus.
Stage in prenatal development from 2 to 8 weeks.
Inner, mucous membrane lining of the uterus.
Hormone produced by the ovaries.
One of a pair of ducts through which the ovum travels to the uterus.
Union of the sperm cell and ovum from which the embryo develops.
Stage in prenatal development from 8 to 39 or 40 weeks.
Finger-like projections at the end of the fallopian tubes.
Male or female sexual reproductive cell.
Perios from fertilization of the ovum to birth.
Female or male reproductive organ that produces sex cells and hormones.
Study of the female reproductive organs including the breasts.
Nipple of the breast.
Beginning of the first menstrual period and ability to reproduce.
Gradual ending of menstruation.
Monthly shedding of the uterine lining.
The flow of blood and tissue normally discharged during mentruation.
Muscle layer of the uterus.
Branch of medicine that studies the disorders and care of the newborn.
Branch of medicine concerned with pregnancy and childbirth.
Release of the ovum from the ovary.
Mature egg cell.
Act of giving birth.
The area between the anus and the vagina.
Vascular organ that develops in the uterine wall during pregnancy.
Condition in a female of having a developing embryo and fetus in her uterus for about 40 weeks.
Hormone produced by the corpus luteum in the ovary and the placenta of pregnant women.
Point in the life cycle at which secondary sex characteristics appear and gametes are produced.
Hollow, pear-shaped muscular female organ in which the embryo and fetus develop, and from which menstruation occurs. (Upper=fundus; Middle=corpus; Lower=cervix)
Muscular, mucosa-lined canal extending from the uterus to the exterior of the body.
External female genitalia. (labia, hymen, clitoris, and vaginal orifice)
Bulbourethral Glands , Cowper Glands
a pair of exocrine glands near the male urethra.
ejection of sperm and fluid from the male urethra.
tube through which semen enters the male urethra.
Erectile Dysfunction , Impotence
Inability to achieve an erection.
two egg cells fertilized by two different sperm cells.
sensitive tip of the penis.
division of one fertilized egg into two distinct embryos.
incompletely separated identical twins.
male reproductive organ.
external region between the anus and scrotum.
fold of skin covering the tip of the penis.
Exocrine gland at the base of the male urinary bladder. Secretes the fluid part of semen during ejaculation.
external sac that contains the testes.
spermatozoa and seminal fluid.
paired sac-like male exocrine glands that secrete fluid into the vas deferens.
narrow, coiled tubules that produce sperm in the testes.
removes the ability to produce or release reproductive cells.
male gonad that produces spermatozoa and testosterone.
hormone secreted by the interstitial tissue of the testes.
Vas Deferens , Ductus Deferens
narrow tube that carries sperm from the epididymis into the body and toward the urethra.
Conjunctiva , Pinkeye
delicate membrane lining the undersurface of the eyelids and covering the anterior eyeball.
pigmented layer that opens and closes to allow more or less light into the eye.
central opening of the eye.
tough, white outer coat of the eyeball.
Auditory Canal , Auditory Meatus
channel that leads from the pinna to the eardrum.
Auditory Tube , Eustachian Tube
channel between the middle ear and the nasopharynx.
Auricle , Pinna
flap of the ear. Protruding part of the external ear.
waxy substance secreted by the external ear.
Incus , Anvil
second ossicle of the middle ear.
maze-like series of canals of the inner ear. (cochlea, vestibule, and semicircular canals)
Malleus , Hammer
first ossicle of the middle ear.
small bone of the ear.
passages in the inner ear associated with maintaining equilibrium.
Stapes , Stirrup
third ossicle of the middle ear.
Tympanic Membrane , Eardrum
membrane between the outer and middle ear.