Semen , also known as seminal fluid , is an organic fluid created to contain spermatozoa. It is secreted by the gonads sexual glands and other sexual organs of male or hermaphroditic animals and can fertilize the female ovum. In humans, seminal fluid contains several components besides spermatozoa: proteolytic and other enzymes as well as fructose are elements of seminal fluid which promote the survival of spermatozoa, and provide a medium through which they can move or "swim". Semen is produced and originates from the seminal vesicle , which is located in the pelvis. The process that results in the discharge of semen is called ejaculation. Semen is also a form of genetic material.
Male Reproductive System
The male reproductive system | Male Sexual Organs | Patient
Unlike the female genitalia , the male reproductive organs are on both the interior and the exterior of the pelvic cavity. They include:. Sperm production occurs in the testicles. Upon reaching puberty , a man will produce millions of sperm cells every day, each measuring about 0.
Producing and Delivering Sperm: The Male Reproductive System
The organs and structures of the male reproductive system give men the ability to fertilise a woman's egg ovum to produce a baby. The scrotum, or scrotal sac. This is the loose bag of skin which hangs under the main body cavity between the upper thighs.
The mature sperm cell spermatozoa is 0. It consists of a head, body and tail. The head is covered by the ac cap and contains a nucleus of dense genetic material from the 23 chromosomes. It is attached from the neck to the body containing mitochondria that supply the energy for the sperm's activity.