Anatomy and physiology of the male genitalia

2021-06-08 05:18 PM

The two seminal vesicles are located on either side of the prostate gland, conduct sperm into the prostate gland and terminate at the seminal vesicles. The ureter is the final organ that carries sperm from the testicles to the outside.

The testicles are made up of more than 900 seminiferous tubules, each up to 1.5 meters long, where sperm are produced. The sperm is then poured into the epididymis – another spiral tube up to 6 meters long. The epididymis carries sperm into the vas deferens. The vas deferens dilate into the seminal vesicles, where sperm are stored before emptying into the prostate gland.

Figure. A: Male reproductive system; B: Testicular structure and relationship between testes and epididymis.

The two seminal vesicles are located on either side of the prostate gland, conduct sperm into the prostate gland and terminate at the seminal vesicles.

The ureter is the final organ that carries sperm from the testicles to the outside. The ureters are supplied with mucus from many small urethral glands located throughout the length of the urethra, as well as from the bulbar glands (Cowper's glands) at the urethral root.