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The_Reproductive_System_part_1.pdf Biol 2120

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Date Created: 04/16/16
The Reproductive System Consists of:  Primary, Internal sex organs, the gonads: testes, ovaries  Secretion of sex hormones, gametes: sperm, egg  Glands, ducts, external genitalia  Brain parts: hypothalamus Female Reproductive System Anatomy of the female:  Vulva – external female genital organs o Mons pubis o Labia majora o Labia minora - The elongated skin folds that surround the vestibule:  Urethral orfice  Vaginal orfice  Vagina o Ovaries – produce and release female gametes and sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone  Fibrous sac  Tunica Albuginea – connective tissue  Germinal epithelium – cuboidal epithelial cells, part of the peritoneum  Cortex  houses developing eggs  medulla – contains most of the ovary’s blood vessels and nerves Ovarian Follicles  ovarian follicles o tiny-sac-like structure o primary oocyte – incomplete proto egg o follicle cells – the supporting cells are granula and theca cells, derived from the germinal epithelium - Females are born with essentially all of these early versions of eggs in all of the primordial follicles they will ever have.  1 million at the time of birth Oogenesis  The process of egg creation is delayed until puberty  Menstrual Cycle – occurs in the uterus to prepare for a fertilized egg  Ovarian Cycle – the maturation of the follicle and egg


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