Ch 15: Anatomy & Physiology of the Male Reproductive System

About This Chapter

Learn about the male reproductive system by watching the short and fast videos in this chapter. Each lesson comes with a transcript and a quiz to guide your study of this topic.

Anatomy & Physiology of the Male Reproductive System - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The quick videos in this chapter outline the anatomy, structure and functions of the male reproductive system. Each lesson presents a small piece of the larger system, such as testicular anatomy, spermatogenesis, meiosis and HPG axis, to help you easily learn and retain critical information about the male reproductive system. Lesson transcripts and video tags are provided with each video, helping you to quickly access key terms or re-watch concepts that require additional review. Once you've watched all the videos in this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the process of meiosis
  • Describe the organs that make up the male reproductive system
  • Detail how sperm is produced and follow its journey to the urethral orifice
  • Discuss the nervous system's control of ejaculation

Video Objective
Meiosis I: Reductional Cell Division Follow the steps in the first part of the meiosis process.
Meiosis II: Equational Cell Division Detail the importance of the second part of meiosis.
Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy Explore the components of this system and their jobs in reproduction.
Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions Find out the role that the accessory glands play in the making of semen.
Testicular Anatomy: Structure, Terms & Diagrams Get details on the production of sperm and testosterone and see diagrams outlining the anatomy of the testes.
Male Reproductive System: External Anatomy Highlight the structures that make up the external anatomy of the male reproductive system.
Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm Outline the steps in the spermatogenesis process and see the structure of a sperm cell.
Sperm's Journey from the Testes to Urethral Orifice Trace the route of sperm as it moves from the testes to the end of the male reproductive tract.
The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction Discover how the brain is used to regulate reproduction.
How the Central Nervous System Controls Erection & Ejaculation Find out about the nervous system's parasympathetic and sympathetic control over erection and ejaculation.

10 Lessons in Chapter 15: Anatomy & Physiology of the Male Reproductive System
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I

1. Meiosis I Stages: Prophase I, Metaphase I, Anaphase I & Telophase I

How does meiosis keep track of homologs and reduce the genome by half? Know these answers and more as we navigate the steps of meiosis I. This lesson will be tetradical!

Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I

2. Meiosis II: Definition, Stages & Comparison to Meiosis I

Behold round two of meiotic cell division! You'll see how meiosis II keeps the genome intact and gives the final push to produce haploid gametes, which make the world go round.

Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

3. Male Reproductive System: Functions, Organs & Anatomy

Ever wonder what the inside of a male looks like? Find out in this lesson that explores the inner workings of the male reproductive system and the pathway that sperm takes.

Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions

4. Male Reproductive System: Accessory Gland Functions

Males require a number of different glands to aid in the production of semen. Find out more about those glands in this lesson covering the male accessory glands.

Testicular Anatomy: Structure, Terms & Diagrams

5. Testicular Anatomy: Structure, Terms & Diagrams

Ever wonder about where sperm is made? Find out in this lesson covering the function and anatomy of the male testes. We'll talk about sperm and testosterone production and how the two work together.

Male Reproductive System: External Anatomy

6. Male Reproductive System: External Anatomy

Learn about the structure and function of the external reproductive structures of the male. This includes study of the scrotal sac, the parts of the penis and the erectile tissues.

Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm

7. Spermatogenesis: How the Male Reproductive System Produces Sperm

In this lesson, you'll learn the series of steps necessary to produce a fully functional sperm cell. You'll also look at the structure of a sperm cell and see how it's equipped to venture forth into new territory.

Sperm's Journey from the Testes to Urethral Orifice

8. Sperm's Journey from the Testes to Urethral Orifice

Follow newly created sperm as they make their way from their origin of creation, the male testes, all the way to the exit of the male reproductive tract.

The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction

9. The HPG Axis: Hormones of Male Reproduction

Do you know how your body communicates? How does the brain get in touch with other parts of the body? In this lesson, you will learn about how the male's brain uses hormones to communicate to the testes as a way of regulating reproduction.

How the Central Nervous System Controls Erection & Ejaculation

10. How the Central Nervous System Controls Erection & Ejaculation

In this lesson, we are going to look into how the central nervous system puts together the necessary series of events to cause an erection and subsequent ejaculation to occur.

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