The Reproductive System. T . SANAA ABD ELHAMED. OBJECTIVES. A fter study this chapter, you should be able to: Describe the structure of reproductive system. Label a diagram of internal or external reproductive system. Identify and use roots pertaining to the reproductive system.
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After study this chapter, you should be able to:
Semen: thick pale fluid containing spermatozoa, produced by the testes and seminal vesicles, and ejaculated from the penis. The combining form is semin/o.
Azoospermia: means complete absence of sperm from the semen. The prefix a- means without. The combining form zoosperm/o means spermatozoon. The suffix -ia means abnormal condition.
Vas deferens: one of two tubes along which sperm passes from the epididymis to the prostate gland for ejaculation.
Prostate: a gland in men which produces a secretion in which sperm cells float. The combining form is prostat/o.
Impotence: an inability to have erection or ejaculate, and so have sexual intercourse.
Ovulation:released of a matured ovum from the ovarian follicle into the Fallopian tube.
Vagina: muscular tube lined with mucosa that extends from the cervix to the outside of the body. The combining form is vagin/o.
Placenta: tissue which grows inside the uterus during the pregnancy and links the baby to the mother. The combining form is placent/o.
Salpingitis: inflammation of one or both of the Fallopian tubes. The combining form salping/o means Fallopian tubes.
Metritis: inflammation of the uterus. The combining form metr/o means uterus.
Genitalia: particularly the external parts of the reproductive system either male or female. The combining form is genit/o.
Obstetrics: a branch of medicine and surgery dealing with pregnancy, childbirth and the period immediately after childbirth.