male reproductive system


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Noun1.male reproductive system - the reproductive system of malesmale reproductive system - the reproductive system of males  
male body - the body of a male human being
prostate, prostate gland - a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon - the male reproductive cell; the male gamete; "a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"
genital system, reproductive system - organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring
bulbourethral gland, Cowper's gland - either of two glands that discharge a component of seminal fluid into the urethra; homologous to Bartholin's gland in the female
ballock, bollock, testicle, testis, orchis, egg, ball, nut - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
ductus deferens, vas deferens - a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
penis, phallus, member - the male organ of copulation (`member' is a euphemism)
seminal vesicle - either of a pair of glands located on either side of the male urinary bladder that open into the vas deferens and that secrete many components of semen during ejaculation
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4) Prenatal exposure to certain endocrine-disrupting agents may interfere with Leydig cell function and derail androgen-directed development of the male reproductive system.
Evaluating the changes that occur in semen parameters in elderly men may represent a significant step towards improving our understanding of the effects of these environmental factors on the male reproductive system.
According to Nelly Oudshoorn, "practitioners with specific knowledge of the male reproductive system were distributed over a variety of medical specialties, particularly urology, endocrinology, gynecology, and andrology, rather than being concentrated in one specialty, as was the case for the female reproductive body.
Not only can they cause liver toxicity and possible heart and prostate disease, they can turn off the male reproductive system and cause short- and long-term infertility.
This section includes clear diagrams of the male reproductive system, and the stages of prostate cancer.
He said he had discovered a "time window" of eight to 12 weeks' gestation, when certain hormones in the foetus are activated and the male reproductive system comes into being.
The prostate gland, which is part of the male reproductive system, is usually the shape and size of a walnut but it increases slowly in size with age.
testosterone A steroid hormone that regulates the development of the male reproductive system and male secondary sex characteristics.
This syndrome includes a variety of conditions that involve the male reproductive system, including undescended testes, hypospadias (an abnormality of the penis in which the urethra opens on the underside), changes in the timing of puberty, testicular cancer, and reduced fertility.
Studies have shown that in animals, phthalates have been linked to Birth defects of the male reproductive system.
Recent animal tests have shown that the chemicals can damage the developing male reproductive system (SN: 9/2/00, p.