reproductive system

Left Gonadal Vein

Left Gonadal Vein The structure indicated is the left gonadal vein. The gonadal veins are the veins which drain the testes in men (testicular vein) and the ovaries (ovarian vein) in women.  The left gonadal vein drains into the left renal vein, which then drains into the inferior vena cava. The right gonadal vein however, drains directly into the inferior vena cava. The inferior vena cava is responsible for carrying deoxygenated blood into the right atrium of the heart from the lower part of the body. The inferior vena cava is formed at the point of union of the right …

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left gonadal vein

Seminal Vesicles

Seminal Vesicles The structure indicated is the seminal vesicle. The seminal vesicles are paired accessory glands of the male reproductive system. The seminal vesicles lie lateral to the ductus deferens just beneath the bladder. The excretory duct of the seminal vesicles join the ipsilateral vas deferens to form the ejaculatory ducts. The ejaculatory ducts formed on either side then pass through the prostate to open into the prostatic urethra at the colliculus seminalis. The seminal vesicles contribute a significant volume of the fluid which forms semen. Learn about the basic anatomy and structure of the male reproductive system in this …

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Seminal Vesicle