Functions of the Male Reproductive Organs

adam male reproductive system

Organ Function
1. Penis a. Conduit for urine form bladder
b. Male organ for sexual intercourse
2. Scrotum a. House testes and maintains their temperature at a level cooler than the body thus promoting normal sperm formation
3. Testes a. Endocrine glands that secrete the primary male hormone, testosterone
4. Seminiferous Tubules a. Location of spermatogenesis (within the testes)
5. Epididymis a. Storage for some sperm
b. Final sperm maturation
c. Where sperm develops the ability to be motile.
6. Vas Deferens a. Storage of sperms
b. Conduction of sperm form epididymis to urethra
7. Seminal Vesicle, Prostate, Bulbourethral gland a. Secretion of seminal fluids that carry sperm and provide for:
– Nourishment of sperm
– Protection of sperm from hostile acidic environment of vagina
– Enhancement of motility of sperm
– Washing of all sperm from urethra

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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