Male Reproductive System
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Male Reproductive System

Author: Aaron Mullally

This lesson will give an overview of the structures and functions associated with the male reproductive system.

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  • Male Reproductive System

    The reproductive system of males is primarily designed to produce and mature gametes (spermatozoon) and deliver them to the female they are mating with. The primary organs of the male reproductive system are the testes, while the secondary organs would be the epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, bulbourethral glands, prostate gland, urethra and the penis.

  • Testes

    A structure of the male reproductive system in which sperm are formed.

  • Epididymis

    The location where sperm mature and are stored after being produced.

  • Vas Deferens

    A tube that carries sperm from the epididymis during sexual arousal.

  • Penis

    The male sex organ.

  • Semen

    A combination of sperm and other glandular secretions that is expelled from the penis during sexual activity.

  • Seminal Vesicle

    A component of the male reproductive system which secretes fructose used by sperm as a source of energy.

  • Prostate Gland

    A gland which produces and secretes substances that buffer the acidity of the female reproductive tract to ensure ideal conditions for sperm.

  • Bulbourethral Gland (Cowper's Gland)

    A gland that secretes substances to neutralize the acidity of remnants of urine in the urethra.

  • Prostate Cancer

    Cancer of the prostate gland.