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Chapter 2 - Basic Physiology

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  16 February 2022

David Mortimer
Oozoa Biomedical Inc., Vancouver
Lars Björndahl
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Christopher L. R. Barratt
University of Dundee
José Antonio Castilla
HU Virgen de las Nieves, Granada
Roelof Menkveld
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Ulrik Kvist
Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
Juan G. Alvarez
Centro ANDROGEN, La Coruña
Trine B. Haugen
Oslo Metropolitan University
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Describes the anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive tract and sperm production and maturation, including the genetic and endocine aspects that regulate reprouction in the male. Discusses the role of the spermatozoon as a messenger, not just the delivery vehicle for the male haploid genome at fertiliation. Describes sperm transport and storage in the male tract, including the functions of the accessory sex glands, ejaculation and sperm transport within the female tract to the site of fertilization. Describes sperm functional aspects the regulate fertiliing ability, as well as the fertilization process itself.

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Print publication year: 2022

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