reproductive system


reproductive system
In women, this system includes the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the uterus (womb), the cervix, and the vagina (birth canal). The reproductive system in men includes the prostate, the testes, and the penis.

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  • Reproductive system — The reproductive system is a system of organs within an organism which work together for the purpose of reproduction. Many non living substances such as fluids, hormones, and pheromones are also important accessories to the reproductive system. [ …   Wikipedia

  • reproductive system — noun organs and tissues involved in the production and maturation of gametes and in their union and subsequent development as offspring • Syn: ↑genital system • Hypernyms: ↑system • Hyponyms: ↑female reproductive system, ↑male reproductive system …   Useful english dictionary

  • Reproductive system — In women, the organs that are directly involved in producing eggs and in conceiving and carrying babies. In men, the organs directly involved in creating, storing, and delivering sperm to fertilize an egg. * * * reproductive system n the system… …   Medical dictionary

  • reproductive system — the combination of organs and tissues associated with the process of reproduction. In males it includes the testes, vasa deferentia, prostate gland, seminal vesicles, urethra, and penis; in females it includes the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, uterus …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • reproductive system, animal — Introduction       any of the organ systems by which animals reproduce.       The role of reproduction is to provide for the continued existence of a species; it is the process by which living organisms duplicate themselves. Animals compete with… …   Universalium

  • reproductive system, human — Organ system by which humans reproduce. In females, the ovaries sit near the openings of the fallopian tubes, which carry eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. The cervix extends from the lower end of the uterus into the vagina, whose opening, as… …   Universalium

  • reproductive system disease — Introduction       any of the diseases and disorders that affect the human reproductive system (reproductive system, human). They include abnormal hormone production by the ovaries or the testes or by other endocrine glands, such as the pituitary …   Universalium

  • reproductive system, plant — Introduction       any of the systems, sexual or asexual, by which plants reproduce. In plants, as in animals, the end result of reproduction is the continuation of a given species, and the ability to reproduce is, therefore, rather conservative …   Universalium

  • Reproductive system disease — A reproductive system disease is any disease that impairs the ability to reproduce. Such diseases may arise from genetic or congenital abnormalities, such as hermaphroditism, from functional problems such as impotence or infertility or… …   Wikipedia

  • Male reproductive system (human) — This article is about the human male reproductive system. For the male reproductive systems of other organisms, see Sexual reproduction. Male reproductive system (human) Drawing of the Male Internal Sexual Anatomy Latin …   Wikipedia


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