Explain function of every part of female reproductive system.

Asked by Dilpreet Kaur | 20th Oct, 2010, 06:27: PM

Expert Answer:

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The mammary glands are accessory organs of the female reproductive system that are specialized to secrete milk following pregnancy.
 
The lower one-third of the uterus is the tubular "cervix," which extends downward into the upper portion of the vagina.
 
The fallopian tube extends from the uterus to the ovary. This tube carries eggs and sperm and is where fertilization of the egg, or "ovum" takes place.
 
The labia (singular, labium) minor are flattened lengthwise into folds located with the cleft between the labia major. These folds extend along either side of the vestibule.
 
The ovaries are a pair of oval or almond-shaped glands which lie on either side of the uterus and just below the opening to the fallopian tubes.
 
The uterus or "womb" is a hollow, muscular organ in which a fertilized egg, called the "zygote," becomes embedded and in which the egg is nourished and allowed to develop until birth. It lies in the pelvic cavity behind the bladder and in front of the bowel.
 
The vagina is a muscular passage which forms a part of the female sex organs and which connects the neck of the uterus (called the "cervix") with the external genitals.
 
The vulva is made up of several female organs which are external. These include a small, rounded pad of fat which protects the pubic bone.
 

 


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Answered by  | 20th Oct, 2010, 06:55: PM

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