Male Reproductive System: External Anatomy


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Testicles are located outside the abdominal cavity because:

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1. Which of the following structures reduces friction between the testicle and the scrotal wall?

2. If the goal of a medicine was to induce an erection, which of the following would be a potential mechanism of action?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you gauge your understanding of the external anatomy of the male reproductive system. You'll need to know about testicular reflexes and penile arteries.

Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help you review:

  • Reasons why testicles are located where they are
  • The structure that reduces friction between the scrotal wall and the testicle
  • Erectile tissues
  • Reflex responsible for moving the testes closer to the body

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the male reproductive system
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the erectile tissues and the location of the testicles

Additional Learning

To learn more about the male reproductive system, review the accompanying lesson, Male Reproductive System: External Anatomy. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what tubular vaginalis is
  • Compare and contrast the cremaster muscle and the dartos muscle
  • Examine how the cremasteric reflex can be triggered
  • Understand parts of the external anatomy of the male reproductive system