Reproductive system disorders
Guzinski, Gay M. Section of Benign Gynecology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland.
Last reviewed:August 2019
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- Female system
- Fallopian tubes
- Male system
- Vas deferens and seminal vesicles
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Disorders that involve the structures of the female and male reproductive systems. Reproductive system disorders are pathologies of form and function that affect the organs, tissues, and glands concerned with the production of sex cells (gametes) and the perpetuation of a species. Because there are anatomical and hormonal differences between the female (Fig. 1) and male (Fig. 2) members of an animal species, reproductive system disorders are specific to each sex. The focus of this text relates to the human species. See also: Gametogenesis; Hormone; Reproductive system; Reproductive technology; Urogenital system
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