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seminiferous tubules
up to 900 coiled tubes within the testes in which spermatogenesis occurs
epididymis
a coiled 20- foot tube atop each of the testes that carries the mature sperm up to the vas defers
vas defers
duct that carries the sperm from the epididymis to the urethra.
seminal vesicles
two main glands located at the base of the bladder that open into the vas defers secretes a thick fluid, which forms part of the semen.
prostate gland
encircles the upper end of the urethra. Secretes a fluid that aids in the movement of the sper and ejaculation.
prepuce
fold of skin near the tip of the penis
hydrocele
scrotal swelling caused by a collection of fluid
phimosis
a tightness of the prepuce that prevents its retraction over the glans. May be congenital or a result of balanitis. Circumcision is the usual treatment.
testicular torsion
twisting of the spermatic cord causing decreased blood flow to the testis.
varicocele
enlarged veins of the spermatic cord
coitus
sexual intercourse between male and female
prosthesis
an artificial replacement of an absent body part