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Seminal vesicles
AKA seminal glands
convoluted pouchlike structues
ap. 60% of volume of semen
secrete alkaline, viscous fluid that contains fructose (a monosaccride sugar), prostaglandins, and clotting proteins
Prostate gland
a single, doughnut-shaped gland about the of a golf ball.
slowly increases in size from birth to puberty, and then it expands rapidly.
Bulbourethral (cowpers) glands
about the size of a pea
their ducts open to spongy urethra
during sexual arousal, they secrete an alkaline substance and mucus
Accessory glands
Seminal vesicles
Prostate gland
Bulbourethral (cowpers) glands
Alkaline fluid
Neutralizes acidity of male urethra and female reproductive tract
Carbohydrate fructose
found in alkaline fluid
a monosaccride sugar
used for ATP production by sperm.
prostaglandins
For sperm motility and viability
post. to and the base of urinary bladder
ant. to rectum
Where is the location of the seminal vesicles?
Prostate gland secretions
Slightly acidic (pH 6.5)
Citric acid
Acid phosphate
Ap. 25% volume of semen
Citric acid
Promotes ATP production by sperm cell
Acid phosphate
The function of this acid is unknown.
Alkaline substance
that protects the passing sperm by neutralilizing acids from urine in the urethra
Mucus of bulborethral gland
lubricates the end of the penis and the lining of the urethra, there by decreacing the number of sperm damaged during ejaculation
Semen or seminal fluid
Accessory gland substances
Spermatozoa
Penis
male reproductive organ that contains thrurethara and is a passageway form the ejaculation of semen and the excretion of urine
conisists of: root, body, and glans penis
Body
Tunica albuginea
made up of 3 major cylindrical tissue masses:
"2" sup. lateral
"1" inf. medial
"2" sup. lateral
corpora cavernosa penis
"1" inf. medial
corpus spongiosum penis
note spongy urethra
Tunica albuginea
fibrous tissue that surrounds the 3 major cylindrical tissue masses
Root
the attached portion (proximal portion)
consists of bulb of the penis and crura of the penis
Glans penis
The distal end of the corpus spongiosum penis is a slightly enlarged. acorm-shaped region
Glans penis
Corona
External urethral orifice
Prepuce (foreskin)
Corona
margin of the glans penis
External urethral orifice
at the distal end of penis there is a terminal slitlike opening called _____ _____ ____.
Prepuce (foreskin)
Covering the glans in an uncircumsized penis is the loosely fitting _________.
Erection
Upon sexual stimulation, parasympathetic fibers from the lumar and sacral poritons of the spinal cord initiate and maintain the enlargement and stiffening of the penis.
Ejaculation
to throw out
Ejaculation
the powerful release of semen from the urethra to the exterior, is a sympathetic reflex.