Male Reproductive System 2

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1

What are the three accessory glands, and what is their function in general?

  • seminal vesicles
  • prostate gland
  • bulbourethral gland
  • function: secrete substances that make up seminal fluid
2

What are seminal vesicles, where are they located and what is their function?

sac-like pouches attached to vas deferens near base of bladder

produce and secrete fructose-rich seminal fluid

3

What substances does the fluid produced by seminal vesicles contain?

  • fructose
  • mucus
  • amino acids,
  • prostaglandins
4

What are the functions of the fluid produced by the seminal vesicles?

  • provide nutrients and energy for sperm
  • help with sperms' motility (ability to move)
  • neutralize acidic environment of vagina
5

The secretions of the seminal vesicles make up ____________ percent of total semen volume.

60%

6

Where is the prostate gland located and what does it do?

  • located below urinary bladder in front of rectum; the urethra runs through its center. (urethra is the duct that carries the ejaculate to be expelled out of the penis)
  • secretes milky, slightly acidic fluid containing enzymes and zinc into the urethra
7

What is the functions of the prostate fluid?

activates sperm

8

Where is the bulbourethral gland located and what does it do?

located on sides of the urethra just below prostate gland

secretes viscous alkaline fluid before ejaculation

. This fluid serves to lubricate the urethra and to neutralize any acidity that may be present due to residual drops of urine in the urethra.

9

What is the purpose of the fluid secreted by the bulbourethral gland?

  • neutralize acidity that may be present due to residual drops of urine in urethra (because urethra is also the duct through which urine travels during urination.)
  • helps lubricate urethra