Laboratory - Reproductive System

Male Reproductive System - models (and diagrams as indicated)

Scrotum - diagram of scrotum

Cremaster muscle - layer of skeletal muscle underneath dermis

Testes - diagram of testis, bull testis

Lobules - regions containing seminiferous tubules

Seminiferous tubules (see histology of seminiferous tubules below)

Efferent ducts - transports sperm to epididymis

Epididymis - site for maturation of sperm

Spermatic Cord - includes Vas deferens, testicular vessels and nerves

Vas deferens (Ductus deferens)

Ampulla - site for storage of sperm

Seminal vesicle - produces seminal fluid (fluid and nutrients)

Prostate gland - produces substances that activate sperm

Ejaculatory duct - connection between ampulla and prostatic urethra


Prostatic urethra - passes thru prostate

Bulbourethral glands - produces a lubricating fluid


Erectile tissue - becomes engorged with blood


Female Reproductive System - models

Broad ligament


Ovarian ligament - extents toward uterus

Uterine tubes (Fallopian tubes)

Fimbrae - catches ovulated 'egg'



Round ligaments (extend anteriorly)

Body, Isthmus, and Cervix

External orifice (Cervial os)

Uterine wall

Endometrium - with a functional and basilar zone

Myometrium - muscular layer


Vagina and external genitalia

Vaginal entrance and canal

Urethral opening

Labia minora and majora



Histology of ovary - model of ovary

Oocytes (are primary oocytes)

Primary follicle - follicular cells enlarge and undergo cell division

Secondary follicle - follicular cells separate and Follicular fluid collects in pockets

Mature follicle (Graafian follicle) - the oocyte projects into an expanded central chamber

the primary oocyte completes miosis I and becomes a secondary oocyte

Corpus luteum - the follicular cells of the empty follicle differentiate in luteal cells

Corpus albicans - the corpus luteum is replaced by fibrous connective tissue


David G. Ward, Ph.D.  Last modified by wardd 23 May, 2006