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spermatozoa
mature sperm cells
pituitary gland
gland that produces LH and FSH
gonad
the sex glands; testes in males, ovaries in females
smegma
wax like material that accumulates under the foreskin of an uncircumcised penis
vas deferens
tube that connects the epidymus to the ejaculatory duct
seminiferous tubules
tubules in the testes that produce sperm
penis
male organ for copulation and urination
hypothalamus
a gland which, at puberty, produces a hormone to initiate sexual maturation
orgasm
a series of muscular contractions at the peak of sexual activity;responsible for ejaculation
milliliter
a measure of volume; one male ejaculation is about 3ml and contains 360 million sperm
spermatogenesis
the physiological process (meiosis) by which germ cells develop into sperm
inguinal hernia
a condition in which a loop of the intestine descends into the scrotum
semen
fluid ejaculated at male organism
testes
male goands; testicles
hyaluronidase enzyme
enzyme found in acrosome of sperm;aids in penetration of egg
vas deferens
tube that connects the epidymus to the ejaculatory duct
seminal vesicle
one pair of glands that secrete one component of the ejeculate;contains fructose
hormone
a chemical produced in one part of the body that has its effect somewhere else in the body
prostrate gland
gland that surrounds ejaculatory duct and secretes one component of semen; site of cancer
urethra
canal (tube) from bladder to external urethral opening;carries urine and ejaculate
testosterone
the primary male sex hormone; responsible for primary and secondary sex characteristics
scrotum
sac like structure of skin that contains and regulates the testes
prepuce
another name for foreskin
retrograde ejaculation
ejaculation of semen into bladder due to damage of ejaculatory duct due to prostrate sugery
hernia
a rupture or tear in the wall of a body cavity
glans
cone shaped end of penis