1703 Male Reproductive Anatomy Study Resources

Corpus CavernosumOne of the two columns of erectile tissue found in the penis that fills with blood during arousal, causing an erection.
Corpus SpongiosumThe erectile tissue surrounding the urethra in the penis, preventing it from being squeezed shut during an erection.
Ductus DeferensA muscular tube that transports mature sperm from the epididymis to the urethra in preparation for ejaculation.
Ejaculatory DuctThe duct formed by the fusion of the ductus deferens and the seminal vesicle, through which seminal fluid is transported into the urethra.
EpididymisA long, coiled tube atop the testicle where sperm mature and are stored.
Glans PenisThe sensitive bulbous structure at the distal end of the penis, often considered the most sensitive area of the male reproductive system.
PenisThe male reproductive organ that contains the urethra, through which urine and semen are expelled from the body.
Prostate GlandA gland surrounding the urethra that secretes fluid nourishing and transporting sperm during ejaculation.
Seminal VesiclesGlands adjacent to the bladder that produce a significant portion of the seminal fluid, a component of semen.
TesticlesThe male reproductive glands located in the scrotum, responsible for producing sperm and testosterone.
Tunica AlbugineaA fibrous envelope surrounding the corpus cavernosum and corpus spongiosum in the penis, aiding in erection by trapping blood within the erectile tissues.
UrethraThe tube running through the penis that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body and also serves as a conduit for semen during ejaculation.
Urinary BladderA hollow organ that stores urine from the kidneys before it is excreted. Though primarily part of the urinary system, it is included in reproductive diagrams due to its proximity to male reproductive organs.
VasectomyA surgical procedure for male sterilization or permanent contraception that involves cutting and sealing the vas deferens, thereby preventing sperm from entering the urethra and thus preventing fertilization.