DESCRIBE THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS BRIEFLY & LIST IN FUNCTION

Asked by Shrivatsa | 28th Jun, 2016, 07:51: PM

Expert Answer:

 

Organ

Function

Testes (Testicles)

  • A pair of testes is located below the abdomen in the scrotal sac or scrotum.
  • Testes produce the male gametes or sperms.

 

Epididymis

  • Tubes present in testes join to form the epididymis.
  • The epididymis stores sperms temporarily.

Vas deferens (Sperm duct)

  • Each epididymis continues further as sperm duct or vas deferens.
  • The two sperms ducts from both the sides open at the top of the urethra.

Seminal vesicles

  • Seminal vesicles are a pair of glands.
  • A seminal vesicle produces a secretion which is responsible for the transportation of sperms.

Prostate gland

  • The prostate gland is a bilobed structure which surrounds the urethra.
  • It pours an alkaline secretion into the semen.

Cowper’s gland

  • The Cowper’s gland consists of two small ovoid glands.
  • Its secretion serves as a lubricant.

Penis

  • The urethra passes through the penis.
  • It carries either urine or semen at a time.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 29th Jun, 2016, 07:44: AM