Testicle

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Testicle
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Inner wirkins o the testicles.
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Diagram o male (human) testicles
Details
Artery Testicular artery
Vein Testicular vein, Pampiniform plexus
Nerve Spermatic plexus
Lymph Lumbar lymph nodes
Identifiers
Laitin testis
Dorlands
/Elsevier
Testicle
TA A09.3.01.001
FMA FMA:7210
Anatomical terminology

The testicle (frae Laitin testiculus, diminutive o testis, meanin "witness" o virility,[1] plural testes) is the male gonad in ainimals. Lik the ovaries tae which they are homologous, testes are components o baith the reproductive seestem an the endocrine seestem. The primary functions o the testes are tae produce sperm (spermatogenesis) an tae produce androgens, primarily testosterone.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Blackwell Synergy". Blackwell Synergy. Retrieved 2010-10-25.