The human body functions in diverse systems that work concurrently for a smooth performance everyday. To name a few important systems in the human body, one has to include the musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, immune, respiratory, reproductive, digestive and excretory systems.
Although men and women have these anatomic features, there are certain differences owing to the sex of the body, especially in their reproductive systems. The male reproductive system consists of the Penis, Testis, Scrotum, Vas Deferens, Epididymis and Prostrate glands.
The penis is the outer reproductive organ of the male which comprises of two parts, the shaft and the glans. The shaft is the core part of the penis, which holds the tube or urethra that drains the bladder, and the glans is the tip of the penis.
The Testes or Testicles are two small appendages located inside the scrotum. Their key function is the production of spermatozoa.
The Scrotum is a sack of skin that clasps and facilitates the protection of the testicles, while the Vas Deferens is a tube that bears the sperm out of the scrotal sac where the sperm is amassed. The Epididymis is the tube through which the sperm travels out of the testicles. The seminal vesicle is the bag-like glands that lie at the rear of the bladder and discharge a juice that forms part of semen.
The prostate gland is a unique anatomical feature of men. It is a gland that exudes a slightly alkaline fluid that forms part of the seminal fluid which bears sperm.
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