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What is the Endocrine System. Regulates long term changes in the body such as growth and development. Endocrine Gland – a group of organs that produce and release chemical substances that signal changes in other parts of the body. Complete endocrine vocabulary using pages 460 - 463.

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what is the endocrine system
What is the Endocrine System

Regulates long term changes in the body such as growth and development

complete endocrine vocabulary using pages 460 463

Endocrine Gland – a group of organs that produce and release chemical substances that signal changes in other parts of the body

Complete endocrine vocabulary using pages 460 - 463
male reproductive system
Male Reproductive System

Function is to produce sex hormones, to produce and store sperm, and to deliver sperm to the female reproductive system

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Because they are located outside of the body, the temperature of the testes is a few degrees lower then the rest of the body. Sperm need this lower temperature to develop properly and survive.

  • Several million sperm are released during one ejaculation.
  • Caring for the male reproductive system involves cleanliness, sexual abstinence, protection from trauma, self-exams, and regular medical checkups
female reproductive system
Female Reproductive System

The functions of the female reproductive system are to produce sex hormones, to produce eggs, and to provide a nourishing environment in which a fertilized egg can develop into a baby.

the menstrual cycle
The Menstrual Cycle
  • During the menstrual cycle, an ovary releases a mature egg. The egg travels to the uterus. If the egg is not fertilized, the uterine lining is shed and a new cycle begins
  • Caring for the female reproductive system involves cleanliness, sexual abstinence, prompt treatment for infections, self-exams, and regular medical checkups.
  • Once a female has reached puberty, it is recommended to have a yearly check up by a gynecologist.
  • During the yearly exam the doctor will perform a Pap smear, this is when a sample of cells is taken from the cervix.