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1. Cervix: Definition, Anatomy & Function
The cervix is a prominent and dynamic part of the female reproductive system. Here we will examine the definition of the cervix, the structure, and function and will finish up with a short quiz to test your understanding.
2. Fetal Blood: Circulation Diagram & Concept
Have you ever wondered how a fetus gets oxygen in the womb, which is an aquatic environment? The answer lies in the way a fetus's circulatory system differs from that of an organism outside the womb. This lesson covers fetal blood and circulation.
3. Primary Spermatocytes: Definition & Concept
A primary spermatocyte has a lot of work and change to get through on its way to maturity. Learn how each one of these cells is unique, even though there are millions produced each day.
4. Secondary Oocyte: Definition & Concept
The secondary oocyte has survived and continued to mature in an often hostile physical environment. Learn about the road to development for these reproductive cells.
5. Secondary Spermatocytes: Definition & Concept
Secondary spermatocytes are on their way to becoming mature sperm, and they do it pretty quickly. Learn about how these cells are unique and how they make reproduction possible.
6. Seminal Vesicles: Definition & Function
Semen is the fluid produced by the male reproductive system to carry sperm. Seminal vesicles play a major role in the production of semen. This lesson discusses seminal vesicles and their contribution to semen production.
7. What Are Ovaries? - Definition, Functions & Size
Ovaries are the female gonads, and they play a major role in the female aspect of reproduction. This lesson discusses the functions of the ovaries and their basic characteristics.
8. HIV and AIDs: Definition, Statistics & History
Explore the history and issues around one of the largest and longest pandemics of the world: Human Immunodeficiency Virus. This small retrovirus has created a great many issues in the world and continues to be one of the most difficult to eradicate.
9. What Are STDs? - Statistics, Types & Causes
This is not your elementary or high school look at STDs, but a more in-depth analysis of what they are, how they are treated, and what is going on. We look into the modern changes being made to terminology and how the United States is dealing with it.
10. What Is Syphilis? - Definition, Causes & Stages
This lesson defines what syphilis is and how the term originated. The causes of syphilis are given, as well as the three main stages and how they manifest in the human body.
11. Oocytes: Definition & Maturation
The road to maturation for an oocyte can take most of a lifetime, and there are no guarantees for survival. Learn what it takes to navigate development for this essential part of reproduction.
12. What Is a Blastocyst? - Definition & Development Stages
Development of a blastocyst is a big step for a tiny new organism and makes it possible for more growth and change to come. Learn how to recognize what is happening with the cells of this stage and what it means for the future individual.
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