Human Sexuality

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Anatomy And Sexual Response Cycle And Sexual Development Through The Lifespan


 
  
Created Feb 6, 2011
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sexual intelligence
 
involves self understanding, interpersonal sexual skills, scientific knowledge, and consideration...
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vulva
 
the external genitals of the female including the pubic hair, mons veneris, labia majora, labia...
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mons veneris
 
a triangular mound over the pubic bone above the vuvla
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prepuce
 
the foreskin or fold of skin over the cliotoris
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clitoris
 
a highly sensitive structure of the female external genitalia, the only function of which is...
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shaft (female)
 
the length of the clitoris between the glans and the body
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glans (female)
 
the head of the clitoris , which is richly endowed with nerve endings
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crua
 
the innermost tips of the cavernous bodies that connect to the pubic bone
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smegma
 
a cheesy substance of glandular secretions and skin cells that sometimes accumulates under...
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cavernous bodies
 
the structures in the shaft of the clitoris that engorge with blood during sexual arousal.
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vestibule
 
the area of the vulva inside the labia minora, both the urinary and vaginal openings are located...
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Urethra
 
the tube through which urine passes from the bladder
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Introitus
 
the opening to the vagina
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Hymen
 
tissue that partially covers the vaginal opening
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vestibular bulbs
 
two bulbs, one on each side of the vaginal opening that engorge with blood during sexual arousal
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bartholins glands
 
two small glands slightly inside the vaginal opening that secrete a few drops  of fluid...
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vagina
 
a streachable canal in the female that opens at the vulva and extends about 4 inches into the...
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perineum
 
the area between the vagina and anus in female and scrotum and anus in male.
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Mucosa
 
collective term for the mucus membranes. moist tissue that lines certain parts such as penile...
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Rugae
 
the folds of tissue in the vagina
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vasocongestion
 
the engorgement of blood vessles in particular body parts in response to sexual arousal.
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Grafenberg spot
 
glands and ducts in the anterior wall of the vagina. some women experience sexual pleasure,...
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cervix
 
the small end of the uterus, located at the back of the vagina
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os
 
the opening in the cervix that leads to the interior of the uterus
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speculum
 
an instrument used to open the vagina walls during a gynocological exam,
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Uterus
 
a pear shaped organ inside the female pelvis , within which the fetus developes
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Perimetrium
 
the thin membrane covering the outside of the uterus
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Myometrium
 
the smooth muscular layer of the uterine wall
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endometrium
 
the tissue that lines the inside of the uterine wall
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Fallopian tubes
 
two tubes, extending from the sides of the uterus in which the egg and sperm travel.
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Fimbriae
 
fringelike ends of the fallopian tubes into which the released ovum enters
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ectopic pregnancy
 
a pregnancy that occurs when a fertilized ovum implants outside the uterus, most commonly in...
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ovaries
 
female gonads that produce ova and sex hormones
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ovulation
 
the release of a mature ovum from the ovary
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menstration
 
the sloughing off of the built-up uterine lining that takes place if conception has not occured
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Menstral synchrony
 
simultanious menstral cycles that sometimes occur amoung women who live in close proximity
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Follicle Stimulating hormone (FSH) - female
 
a pituitary hormone secreted by a female during the secretory phase of the menstral cycle....
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Luteinizing horome (LH)
 
the hormone secreted by the pituitary gland that stimulates ovulation in the female. in males...
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Corpus luteum
 
a yellowish body that forms on the ovary at the site of the ruptures follicle and secretes...
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Dysmenorrhea
 
pain or discomfort before or during menstration. primary dysmenorrhea is usually caused by...
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Prostaglandins
 
hormones that induce uterine contraction
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Endometriosis
 
a condition in which uterine tissue grows on various parts of the abdominal cavity
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Amenorrhea
 
the absence of menstration. anorexic or athletes often suffer from this. primary and secondary. ...
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Climacteric
 
physiological changes that occur during the transition period from fertility to infertility...
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Perimenopause
 
the time period before menopause when estrogen is decreasing. usually starts around 40 years...
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Menopause
 
ceassation of menstration as a result of the aging process or surgical removal of the ovaries....
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Vaginitis
 
inflammation of the vaginal walls caused by a variety of vaginal infectoins. symptoms include:...
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Hysterectomy
 
surgical removal of the uterus
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oophorectomy
 
surgical removal of the ovaries.
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mammory glands
 
glands in the female breast that produce milk
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Mastectomy
 
surgical removal of the breast(s)
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Root
 
the portion of the penis that extends internally into the pelvic cavity
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Shaft
 
the length of the penis between the glans and the body
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Glans
 
the head of the penis; it is richly endowed with nerve endings
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cavernous bodies -male
 
the structures in the shaft of the penis that engorge with blood during sexual arousal
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Spongy body
 
a cylinder that forms a bulb at the base of the penis, extends up into the penile shaft and...
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Corona
 
the rim of the penile glans
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Frenulum
 
a highly sensitive thin strip of skin that connects the glans to the shaft on the underside...
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Testis
 
male gonad inside the scrotum that produces sperm and sex hormones.
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Spermatic cord
 
a cord attached to the testis that contains the vas deferens, blood vessles, nerves, and cremasteric...
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Cryptorchidism
 
a condition in which the testis fail to descend from the abdominal cavity to the scrotal sac
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Seminiferous tubules
 
thin coiled structures in the testis in which sperm are produced
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Interstitial cells
 
cells located between the seminiferous tubules that are the major source of androgen in males
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Epididymis
 
the structure along the back of each testis in which sperm maturation occurs
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Vas deferens - male
 
a sperm carry tube that begins at the testis and ends at the urethra
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Vasectomy
 
male sterilization procesure that involves removing a section from each vas deferens
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ejaculatory ducts
 
two short ducts located within the prostate gland
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Urethra - male
 
the tube through which urine passes from the baldder to the outside of the body
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Seminal vessicles - male
 
small glands adjacent to the terminals of the vas deferens that secrete an alkaline fluid (conducive...
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prostate gland
 
a gland located at the base of the bladder that produces about 30% of the smeinal fluid released...
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Cowpers glands
 
two pea sized glands located alongside the base of the urethra in the make that secrete an...
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Semen or seminal fluid
 
a viscous fluid ejaculated through the penis that contains sperm and fluids from the prostate,...
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Erection
 
the process by which the penis or clitoris engorges with blood and increases in size
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Emission phase
 
the first stage of male orgasm in which the seminal fluid is gathered in the urethral bulb
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Expulsion phase
 
the second stage of male orgasm during which the semen is expelled from the penis by muscular...
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retrograde ejaculation
 
the process by which semen is expelled into the bladder instead of out the penis
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genital retraction syndrom GRS
 
unusual culture bound phenomenon in which a male believes his penis is shrinking and retracting...
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Koro
 
a widley used term for the genital retraction syndrom
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phimosis
 
a condition characterized by an extremely tight penile foreskin
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Urology
 
the medical speciality dealing with reproductive health and genital diseases of the male and...
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Smegma - male
 
a chessy substance of grandular sexretions and skin cells that sometimes accumulated under...
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steroid hormones
 
the sex hormones and the hormones of the adrenal cortex
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Neuropeptitde hormones
 
chemicals produced in the brain that influence sexuality and other behavioural functions
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oxytocin
 
a neuropeptide produced in the hypothalamus that influences sexual response and interpersonal...
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castration
 
surgical removal of the testes
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orchidectomy
 
the surgical procedure for removing the testes
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hypogonadism
 
impaired hormone production in the testes that results in testosterone deficiency
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Anaphrodisiac
 
a substance that inhibits sexual desire and behaviour
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myotonia
 
muscle tension


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