Development, Anatomy, and Physiology

Development, Anatomy, and Physiology

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: A.D. Johnson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143233

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 700
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323143233

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