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Male reproductive tract: normal anatomy

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Contributor(s):

Erin Williams

Stuart Revell

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Introduction

  • The male reproductive system comprises the spermatic cord, testes, epididymis, deferent ducts, accessory sex glands and the penis.
  • Its function is primarily to produce and to deliver spermatozoa.
  • The accessory sex glands and ductal system provide additional components of the ejaculate and aid further sperm development.
  • The penis provides a means of depositing the ejaculate in the female tract.
  • Hormones and other secretory products of the system contribute to the regulation of spermatozoa development.

Gross anatomical and histological structures of the male reproductive tract

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Testes descend into the scrotum

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Testicular blood supply

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Accessory sex glands

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Anatomy of the penis and prepuce

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Penile blood supply and innervation

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Erection, intromission and ejaculation

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

Other sources of information

  • Senger P L (2012) Pathways to pregnancy and parturition. 3rd edn. Current Conceptions Inc, USA.

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