Male Reproductive Organs
There are eight basic organs, or parts, to the male reproductive system:
- Seminiferous tubules: produces sperm cells
- Interstitial cells: produces and secretes male sex hormones, called androgens, the most abundant of which is testosterone.
Diagram of Testes with Associated Organs
- Epididymis: Stores sperm cells and matures them. Conveys sperm cells to the vas deferens.
- Vas Deferens: Conveys sperm cells to the ejaculatory duct.
- Seminal Vesicle: Secretes an alkaline fluid which contains nutrients and prostoglandins. This fluild helps neutralize acidic seminal fluid.
- Prostate Gland: Secretes an alkaline fluid that helps to neutralize acidic seminal fluid and enhances the motility of sperm cells.
Male Reproductive System
- Cowper's gland (Bulbourethral gland): Secretes a fluid that lubricates the end of the penis.
- Scrotum: Skin sac that encloses and protects the testes.
- Penis: Conveys seminal fluid containing sperm outside the body, into the vaginal canal.
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