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Development, Anatomy, and Physiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123866011, 9780323143233

Development, Anatomy, and Physiology

1st Edition

Editor: A.D. Johnson
eBook ISBN: 9780323143233
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 700
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The Testis, Volume I: Development, Anatomy, and Physiology focuses on the study of the testis. Particular concerns include embryology, morphology, physiology, cytology, and anatomy of this complex organ. Composed of contributions of authors that are divided into nine chapters, the book outlines the development of mammalian testis. Areas discussed include differentiation of the testis; genital glands and ducts; and postnatal development. The text highlights the relationship of this organ, along with the scrotum and epididymis, to the nervous system. The book discusses as well the supply of blood; secretion of fluid; and regulation of temperature of the testis. Concerns include testicular lymph and lymphatics; testicular fluid; and rete testis. The discussions proceed with an examination of the intertubular tissue of the testis. The selection ends with the discussions on the structure and functions of the testis. Noted are the presence of different cells and tissues that compose this organ and how these influence its functions. The selection is a good source of information for readers interested in studying the complex structure and functions of the testis.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Other Volumes

1 Development of the Mammalian Testis

I. Introduction

II. Differentiation of the Testis

III. Descent of the Testis

IV. Genital Ducts

V. The Suspensory Apparatus

VI. Genital Glands

VII. Final Relationships

VIII. Postnatal Development

IX. Concluding Remarks


2 The Nerves of the Testis, Epididymis, and Scrotum

I. Introduction

II. Anatomy of the Nerves of the Testis, Epididymis, and Scrotum

III. The Relationship of the Testis, Epididymis, and Scrotum to the Nervous System

IV. Summary


3 Testicular Blood Supply, Lymphatic Drainage, and Secretion of Fluid

I. General Introduction

II. Blood Supply to the Testis

III. Testicular Lymph and Lymphatics

IV. Testicular Fluid and the Rete Testis

V. General Conclusions


4 Temperature Regulation and the Testis

I. General Introduction

II. Regulation of Testicular Temperature

III. Regulation of Temperature by the Scrotum


5 The Testicular Capsule

I. Introduction

II. Anatomy of the Testicular Capsule

III. Pharmacology of the Testicular Capsule

IV. Physiology of the Testicular Capsule

V. Biochemistry of the Testicular Capsule

VI. Pathology of the Testicular Capsule

VII. Summary


6 Spermatogenesis

I. General Introduction

II. The Components of the Seminiferous Tubule

III. Kinetics of Spermatogenesis

IV. General Conclusion


7 Sperm Production Rates

I. Introduction

II. Determination of Sperm Production Rate

III. Estimates of Daily Sperm Production

IV. Factors Associated with Sperm Production

V. Summary


8 The Intertubular Tissue of the Testis

I. Introduction

II. Leydig Cells

III. Vessels

IV. Nerves

V. Intertubular Connective Tissue

VI. Summary


9 Fine Structure of the Testis and Its Functional Significance

I. Introduction

II. The Germinal Epithelium

III. The Interstitial Tissue

IV. General Remarks and Functional Significance


Author Index

Subject Index


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