Reprod (Q & A)
Q. List different Male Sexual Organs
A) Primary reproductive organs:
composed of coiled seminiferous tubules.
B) 2ry sex organs:
1- The epididymis. 2- The vas deferens. 3- The seminal vesicle empties into ampulla.4- The ejaculatory ducts. 5- The urethra is the last connection link between testis & exterior.6- The bulbouretheral glands located near origin of urethra.
Q. Summarize functions of male sex organs
Organ Structure Function
formed of seminiferous tubulesseparated by interstitial cells.
production of sperm (seminiferous tubules/FSH);secretion of testosterone (interstitial cells, LH)
tightly coiled tubule superior to testes; leads to vasdeferens
- site of sperm maturation.- site of acquiring motility.- storage of epididymis.
muscular tube leading fromepididymis.
- storage of sperms.- movement of sperm
sac-like structure attached tovas deferens
- dilute thick mass of sperm that make them mobile.- provide more than 50% of semen.- contain fibrinogen that helps to clot semen in vaginaimmediately after ejaculation.- contains prostaglandins:* reacting with cervical mucus to help rapid passage of sperm into uterus.* inducing reverse contraction in the uterus & fallopiantubes to move sperm toward ovary.- addition of fructose (energy source) to sperm/semen
sponge-like structure belowbladder and surroundingurethra
- addition of milky alkaline fluid to semen to neutralizeacidity of fluid of vas and vaginal secretion so increasesperm motility & fertility.- contain Ca, citrate and phosphate ions.- contain clotting enzymes & fibrinolysin:* clotting enzymes: act on fibrinogen to clot semen after ejaculation.* fibrinolysin dissolves semen after few minutes.
two structures below prostate
Secrete mucus for lubrication of sexual intercourse.
vascular columns fill withblood causing erection
is held in female vagina during intercourse for transfer of sperm
pouch of skin and fat
allow cooler temperature to insure sperm production