Describe the human male reproductive system.
Human male reproductive system:-
The human male reproductive system comprises testes, epididymis, vas deferens, Cowper’s glands, prostate gland and penis.
- Testes produce male gametes and sperms.
- To maintain the temperature 2–3°C lower than the body temperature, the scrotum is located outside the body cavity.
- The epididymis stores sperms temporarily.
3. Vas deferens
- Each epididymis continues further as a sperm duct or vas deferens.
4. Seminal vesicles
- The seminal vesicles produce a secretion which is responsible for the transport of sperms.
5. Prostate gland
- It is a bilobed structure which surrounds the urethra.
- It pours an alkaline secretion into the semen.
6. Cowper’s glands
- These are two small ovoid glands.
- They open into the urethra.
- Its secretion serves as a lubricant.
- The urethra passes through the penis.
- It carries either urine or semen at a given time.