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Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
Chapter Diez.Pptx The Reproductive System
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  • 1. Author: Shawna Miller
    Chapter Ten: The Reproductive System
  • 2. Female Reproductive System
    Provides ova(female reproductive cell)
    Provides location for fertilization/growth of baby
    Secretes female sex hormones
    Nourishes the newborns with milk produced by the breasts
  • 3. Internal Genitalia
    Ovaries(one on each side of the uterus) that produce the ova
    Estrogen and progesterone are also produced by the ovaries(primary female sex hormones)
    Fallopian tubes(uterine tubes or oviducts)
    5 and ½ inches long
    Finger-like projections at the ends called fimbriae that direct the ovum into the fallopian tube
    Conception takes place here
    Uterus: lies in the center of the pelvic cavity
    Three sections: fundus(upper), corpus(central), cervix(lower)
    Vagina: lined with mucous membrane
    Passage of menstral flow here, receives the male penis, is the birth canal
  • 4. External Genitalia
    Vulva: group of structures
    Labia majora and labia minora: folds of skin that protect the vaginal orifice and the urinary meatus.
    Clitoris: erectile tissue aroused during sexual stimulation
    Perineum: area between the vaginal orifice and the anus.
  • 5. The Breast
    Mammary glands
    Produce milk(lactation) for the newborns
    Lactiferous glands(what milk produced by)
    Nipple: where milk is carried
    Areola: pigmented area around the nipple
  • 6. Pregnancy
    Gestation: length of time a baby grows and develops in the uterus(40 weeks).
    Embryo: implantation til 8 weeks.
    Fetus: 9 weeks until birth.
    Placenta:where baby gets nourishment from
    Spongy, blood filled organ formed in the uterus.
    Also called afterbirth.
    Fetus attaches to placenta by umbilical cord.
    Amnion and chorion sacs:
    Amnion(inner) floats the fetus
    Chorion(outer) protective part that forms part of placenta.
  • 7. Labor and Delivery
    Labor: actual process of expelling the fetus from the uterus through the vagina.
    Three stages
    Dilation: uterine contractions dilate cervix
    Expulsion: birth of baby
    Placental: delivery of placenta
  • 8. Male Reproductive System
    Responsible for producing sperm(male reproductive cell)
    Secreting the male sex hormones
    Delivering sperm to the female reproductive tract
    Organs include:
    Bulbourethral glands
    Prostate gland
    Seminal vesicles
    Vas deferens
  • 9. External organs
    Testes: responsible for producing sperm.
    Seminiferous tubules: where spermatogenesis (sperm production)takes place.
    Scrotum: a sac outside the body that holds the testes.
    Epididymis:location for sperm maturation and storage.
    Penis: male sex organ
    Glans penis- soft tip
    Prepuce- foreskin
    Ejaculation- ejection of semen
    Sphincter- closes to keep urine from escaping.
  • 10. Internal Organs
    Vas deferans: carry sperm from epididymis into pelvic cavity (2).
    Seminal vesicles: secrete fluid that nourishes the sperm (2).
    Prostate gland: important for reproduction because it secretes alkaline fluid that causes neutralizing of the pH of the urethra and vagina.
    Bulbourethralglands:also called Cowper’s glands, produce a mucuslike lubricating fluid that blends with semen and becomes part of ejaculate.
  • 11. Some Common Terms
    Cervical: pertaining to the cervix
    Hysterectomy: surgical removal of the uterus
    Mastectomy: removal of the breast
    Neonate: newborn
    Testicular: pertaining to the testes
    Aspermia: condition of no sperm
    Erectile dysfunction: inability to engage in sexual intercourse due to inability to maintain an erection (impotence)
    Chancroid: highly infectious nonsyphilitic venereal ulcer
    Castration: removal of the testicles in the male or the ovaries in the female
  • 12. Pathology
    Fibrocystic breast disease: benign cysts in the breast
    Stillbirth: birth in which a viable-aged fetus dies shortly before or at the time of delivery
    Preeclampsia: metabolic disease of pregnancy
    Fibroid tumor: benign tumor or growth that contains fiber- like tissue
    Hydrocele: accumulation of fluid around the testes or along the spermatic cord.
    Testicular torsion: a twisting of the spermatic cord
    Cryptorchidism: failure of the testes to descend into the scrotal sac before birth
  • 13. Tests and Procedures
    Digital rectal exam: manual examination for an enlarged prostate by palpating the prostate gland through the wall of the rectum
    Prostate-specific antigen(PSA): a blood test to screen for prostate cancer
    Cervical biopsy: taking a sample of tissue from the cervix to test for the presence of cancer cells.
    Mammography: using x-ray to diagnose breast disease, especially breast cancer
    Colposcopy: examination of vagina using an instrument called a colposcope
    Pap smear: test for the early detection of cancer of the cervix
  • 14. Medications
    Abortifacient: medication that terminates a pregnancy
    Oral contraceptive pills: birth control medication that uses low doses of female hormones to prevent conception by blocking ovulation
    Oxytocin: a natural hormone that begins or improves uterine contractions during labor and delivery
    Spermatocide: medication that destroys sperm
    Erectile dysfunction agents: medication that temporarily produces an erection in patients with erectile dysfunction
    Androgen therapy; replacement of male hormones to treat patients who produce insufficient hormone naturally
  • 15. An indepth over view by Shawna Miller
    Chapter Ten: Reproductive System