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Male Reproductive

Testis
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    A: Seminiferous tubules where spermatogenesis occurs

    B: Epididymis is located adjacent to the seminiferous tubules and is lined with stereociliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium

    C: Tunica albuginea is a DCCTRA capsule that surrounds the seminiferous tubules
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    A: Semiferous tubules

    B: Tunica abulginea

    C: Epididymis
Seminiferous Tubules
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    A: Interstitial or leydig cells produce testosterone when acted upon by luteinizing hormone. They are found between the seminiferous tubules

    B: Spermatogenic epithelium

    C: Arteries
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    A: Seminiferous tubules

    B: Leydig cells
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    A: Spermatagonia are the stem cells that are located at the basement membrane

    B: Primary spermatocytes are the largest of cells seen in the seminiferous tubules. Their threads of chromatin a visible within the nucleus

    C: Secondary spermatocytes are much smaller than the primary spermatocytes because they have gone through the first meiotic division and are now two daughter cells

    D: Spermatids are even smaller after they have gone through the 2nd meiotic division. Their nuclei begin to take a pointed shape.

    E: Sertoli cells give support and control sperm growth
Epididymis
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    A: Stereociliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium lines the inside of the epididymis.

    B: Spermatazoa are visible in the lumen of the epididymis.
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    A: Stereociliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium

    B: Sea of spermatozoa fills the lumen of the epididymis
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    A: Stereociliated Pseudostratified columnar epithelium

    B: Completely mature sperm: spermatazoa
Vas Deferens
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    A: Stereociliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium lines the inside of the vas deferens

    B: Three muscle layers of the vas deferens
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    A: Stereociliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium. The epithelium contains less and less stereocilia the father away it gets from the epididymis.

    B: Three muscle layers surround the outside of the vas deferens to aid in propulsion of the ejaculate
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    A: Stereociliated pseudostratified columnar epithelium

    B: Muscularis externa
Prostate Gland
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    A: Prostatic urethra goes through the prostate and is lined with transitional epithelium

    B: Prostate gland epithelium. Secretory columnar cells
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    A: Secretory columnar cells

    B: Small beads of secretion
Penis and Urethra
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    A: Corpora Cavernosa is erectile tissue that is surrounded by a tunica albuginea capsule and the two sections are separated by a medial septum DCCTRA.

    B: Medial Septum separates corpora cavernosa and corpus spongiosum.

    C: Corpus spongiosum surrounds the urethra and is also erectile tissue.

    D: Urethra is lined by transitional epithelium