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Male Reproductive System - Chapter Summary
The short video lessons in this chapter guide you through the structures and functions of the male reproductive system. You'll study diagrams of internal and external anatomy in addition to reviewing the development and path of sperm within the system. After finishing all of the lessons, you should be able to:
- Identify the male reproductive system's anatomical parts
- Describe the functions of male accessory glands
- Explain the structure and function of the testes
- Understand the sperm's path from the testes to the urethral orifice
- Recognize the purpose of the HPG axis
To help you retain what you've learned or reviewed about the male reproductive system, we provide multiple tools. Lessons come with transcripts that often have links to other lessons containing additional information about important terms. Developed by professional instructors, our videos are usually under 10 minutes and are packed with simplified explanations, graphics and examples to make complex concepts easier to understand. Once you've studied, take the multiple-choice lesson quizzes to test your comprehension of the chapter's topics.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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