Female Reproductive System Anatomy

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What is the main function of the ovaries?

To produce estrogen and progesterone

What is the role of the fallopian tubes in the female reproductive system?

To provide a passageway for the ovum from the ovary to the uterus

What is the purpose of the feedback mechanisms in the coordination of the nervous, endocrine, and reproductive systems?

To maintain hormone levels within desirable limits

During which phase of the menstrual cycle does the uterine lining shed?

Menstrual phase

Which hormone is primarily responsible for stimulating the development of the follicle in the ovary?

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)

What is the purpose of the positive feedback mechanism in the reproductive system?

To move away from the normal (homeostatic) state

What is the main purpose of the male reproductive system?

To produce and deliver sperm

What is the function of the seminal vesicle?

To secrete sugar-rich fluid for sperm cells to use as energy

What is the function of the prostate gland?

To create alkaline fluid to neutralize traces of urine in the urethra

What is the function of the scrotum?

To allow the testes to be a few degrees cooler than the internal body temperature to allow spermatogenesis to occur

Where does spermatogenesis (sperm creation) occur?

In the seminiferous tubules

What is the function of the vas deferens?

To transport mature sperm cells through peristalsis

Which of the following hormones is secreted by the hypothalamus to initiate the menstrual cycle?

Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH)

What is the primary function of the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) during the menstrual cycle?

Promoting the growth and development of the follicle around the ovum

During which phase of the menstrual cycle does ovulation occur?

Ovulation phase

What is the primary function of the corpus luteum during the menstrual cycle?

Secreting estrogen and progesterone to prepare the uterus for implantation

What happens if fertilization does not occur during the menstrual cycle?

The corpus luteum disintegrates, and hormone levels drop

Which hormone is secreted by the fertilized egg to maintain the corpus luteum and its hormone production?

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)

Test your knowledge on the anatomy of the female reproductive system, including ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, endometrium, myometrium, and cervix. Learn about the functions of each part and their roles in reproduction.

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