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Male reproductive system

Learning objectives

After completing this study unit you will be able to:

  1. Name the male reproductive organs and learn how they are grouped.
  2. Understand the functions of each organ and the system as a whole.

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The male reproductive system consists of the internal and external reproductive organs. The former consist of the testis, epididymis, spermatic cord, ductus deferens, ejaculatory duct and accessory glands, while the latter comprise the penis and the scrotum. The functions of this entire system are numerous, including hormone-induced sexual maturation, semen production and storage, and sexual pleasure.

This video tutorial will introduce you to the reproductive system of humans, with an emphasis on the male reproductive system at the beginning of the video.

To improve your understanding of male reproductive system terminology, take a closer look at some commonly used roots, prefixes and suffixes in the video below which covers terminology of the urogenital system. 

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Review each component of the male reproductive system individually and their relationships with each other through our atlas gallery.


Key points about the male reproductive system
Internal genitalia Organs: Testis, epididymis, spermatic cord, ductus deferens, ejaculatory duct
Accessory glands:
Seminal gland, prostate, bulbourethral gland
Production, maintenance, storage, and transport of spermatozoa and semen; production and secretion of male sex hormones
External genitalia Organs: Penis, scrotum
Sexual reproduction, sexual sensation

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