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Testes

Definition

The testes are two egg-shaped male reproductive organs located in the scrotum. They produce sperm and the male hormone, testosterone.

Sperm release pathway

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Alternative Names

Testicles; Gonads - male

References

Elder JS. Disorders and anomalies of the scrotal contents. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. 19th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 539.

Chung BI, Sommer G, Brooks JD. Anatomy of the lower urinary tract and male genitalia. In: Wein AJ, Kavoussi LR, Novick AC, Partin AW, Peters CA, eds. Campbell-Walsh Urology. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders Elsevier; 2012:chap 2.


Review Date: 8/11/2013
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