McGraw-Hill OnlineMcGraw-Hill Higher EducationLearning Center
Student Center | Instructor Center | Information Center | Home
Human Body Case Studies
Animation Activities
Study Skills
Additional Readings
Histology
GetBodySmart
Career Information
Course Tools
Martin Lab Manual, Webquest
Laboratory Exercises
PowerWeb
BioCourse.com
Essential Study Partner
Student Tutorial Service
GradeSummit
Message Board
NetTutor
Chapter Overview
Study Outline
Clinical Applications
Case Studies
Internet Activities
Chapter Weblinks
Crossword Puzzle
Flashcards
Labeling Exercises
True or False Quiz
Multiple Choice Quiz
Feedback True or False Quiz
Feedback Multiple Choice Quiz
Concentration
Feedback
Help Center


Book cover image
Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology, 9/e
David Shier, Washtenaw Community College
Ricki Lewis, The University at Albany
Jackie Butler, Grayson County Community College

Reproductive System

Chapter Overview

This chapter explains the reproductive system--a unique system because it is essential for the survival of the species rather than for the survival of the individual. The structures and functions of the male and female reproductive systems are explained (objectives 1, 2, 7, and 8). This chapter describes the structures of the ovary and testis, and how they produce sex cells (objectives 3 and 9). It traces the paths of both the egg and sperm, and describes the hormonal controls and accessory organs needed for the sperm and egg to unite (objectives 4-6 and 10). The chapter describes the events of the menstrual cycle (objective 11), and it explains the major events of pregnancy (objectives 12-16).

Knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the male and female reproductive systems is basic to the study of human sexuality and the process of reproduction.