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Scrotum
Urogenital System

Scrotum

Scrotum

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Description

The scrotum is a pouch-like structure that hangs posterior to the penile shaft. It houses the two internal testes, which are responsible for sperm production. The scrotum is located outside of the pelvic cavity in to ensure that temperature of the testes is the optimum for sperm production.

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The scrotum is a bulbous soft tissue structure increasingly apparent at the base of the penis as gestation progresses.

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