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Male Reproductive System. By: Nicole Arevalo Sachini Meegoda P-EB. What does it mean to reproduce?. Reproduction — the process by which organisms make more organisms like themselves This is one essential factor that sets living things apart from nonliving things

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male reproductive system

Male Reproductive System

By: Nicole Arevalo

SachiniMeegoda

P-EB

what does it mean to reproduce
What does it mean to reproduce?
  • Reproduction — the process by which organisms make more organisms like themselves
  • This is one essential factor that sets living things apart from nonliving things
  • But even though the reproductive system is essential to keeping a species alive, unlike other body systems it\'s not essential to keeping an individual alive.
h uman r eproductive p rocess
Human Reproductive Process
  • In sexual reproduction new individuals are produced by the fusion of haploid gametes to form a diploid zygote.
  • Sperm are male gametes, ova (ovum singular) are female gametes.
  • The male gamete, and the female gamete, meet in the female\'s reproductive system to create a new individual.
the male reproductive system
The Male Reproductive System?
  • Unlike the female, whose sex organs are located entirely within the pelvis, the male has reproductive organs, or genitals, that are both inside and outside the pelvis.
  • The male genitals include:
    • the testicles
    • the duct system, which is made up of the epididymis and the vas deferens
    • the accessory glands, which include the seminal vesicles and prostate gland
    • the penis
the purpose of the organs of the male reproductive system
The purpose of the organs of the male reproductive system:
  • To produce, maintain, and transport sperm (the male reproductive cells) and protective fluid (semen)
  • To discharge sperm within the female reproductive tract during sex
  • To produce and secrete male sex hormones responsible for maintaining the male reproductive system
how does the male reproductive system function
How Does the Male Reproductive System Function?
  • The entire male reproductive system is dependent on hormones, which are chemicals that regulate the activity of many different types of cells or organs.
  • The primary hormones involved in the male reproductive system are follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and testosterone.
how does the male reproductive system function continued
How Does the Male Reproductive System Function continued…
  • Follicle-stimulating hormone is necessary for sperm production.
  • Testosterone is the hormone that causes guys to develop deeper voices, bigger muscles, and body and facial hair, and it also stimulates the production of sperm.
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Penis — The penis is the male organ for sexual intercourse. It has three parts: the root, which attaches to the wall of the abdomen; the body, or shaft; and the glans, which is the cone-shaped end of the penis.

  • Scrotum — The scrotum is the loose pouch-like sac of skin that hangs behind the penis. It contains the testicles (also called testes), as well as many nerves and blood vessels.
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Scrotum — The scrotum is the loose pouch-like sac of skin that hangs behind the penis. It contains the testicles (also called testes), as well as many nerves and blood vessels.

  • Epididymis— The epididymis is a long, coiled tube that rests on the backside of each testicle. It functions in the transport and storage of the sperm cells that are produced in the testes.
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