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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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Semen contains secretions from the ___ .

  1. a. adrenal gland
  2. b. pituitary gland
  3. c. prostate gland
  4. d. corpus luteum

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: The male reproductive system helps to produce sperm by spermatogenesis that is bathed in liquid called semen. The semen is ejaculated into the female reproductive tract during intercourse for conception.

Explanation

Reason for correct statement:

The testis produces the sperms by the process of gametogenesis. The sperm matures in the epididymis. The matured sperms enter the vas deferens. The sperms enter the seminal vesicles and prostate gland, where sperms are bathed in seminal fluid. The sperms along with the semen are ejaculated through the urethra.

Option c. is given as “prostate gland”.

As prostate gland secretions are added to the semen, the correct answer is option c.

Reasons for incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “adrenal gland”...

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