Hello class, I don't have much time today so let's get straight into the lesson.
The testes produce gametes, or sperm, and they secrete hormones.
How do they know to do that?
Well good question. The hypothalamus sends a signal to the pituitary gland telling it to release hormones and stop secreting when the signal is sent
Yeah and how do they know when to stop
The hormones travel through the vas deferens, up the spermatic cord into the pelvic cavity, over the ureter to the prostate behind the bladder. The vas deferens joins with the seminal vesicle to form the ejaculatory duct, which passes through the prostate and empties into the urethra.
How do the hormones get to their destination?
Do they work with any other body systems?
The endocrine system works together with the nervous system to influence many aspects of human behavior, including growth, reproduction, metabolism, and emotions.