Scrotum

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Scrotum
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Human scrotum in a relaxed state (left) an a tense state (richt)
Details
Precursor Labioscrotal folds
Artery Anterior scrotal artery & Posterior scrotal artery
Vein Testicular vein
Nerve Posterior scrotal nerves, Anterior scrotal nerves, genital branch o genitofemoral nerve, perineal branches o posterior femoral cutaneous nerve
Lymph Superficial inguinal lymph nodes
Identifiers
Laitin Scrotum
MeSH A05.360.444.661
Dorlands
/Elsevier
12726162
TA A09.4.03.001
FMA FMA:18252
Anatomical terminology

The scrotum, whiles colloquially cried the courage-bag, is an anatomical male reproductive structur that consists o a suspendit sack o skin an smuith muscle that is dual-chambered, present in maist terrestrial male mammals an locatit unner the penis. Ane testis is teepically lawer than the ither, which functions tae avoid compression in the event o impact.[1] The perineal raphe is a smaa, vertical, slichtly raised rlicht o scrotal skin unner which scrotal septum exists. It appears as a thin longitudinal line that runs front tae back ower the entire scrotum. The scrotum contains the external spermatic fascia, testes, epididymis, ductus deferens. It is a distention o the perineum an carries some abdominal tissues intae its cavity includin the testicular artery, testicular vein an pampinform plexus. In humans an some ither mammals, the scrotum acomes covered wi pubic hair at puberty.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Anthony F.Bogaert, "Genital asymmetry in men", Human Reproduction vol.12 no.1 pp.68–72, 1997. PMID 9043905.