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Integumentary System

At puberty, androgens stimulate development of body hair and apocrine glands and increased sebaceous secretion; estrogens stimulate fat deposition and breast development in females; pregnancy may cause pigmentation changes and stretch marks ^^ Sensory stimulation of skin important to sexual arousal; mammary glands nourish infant

Skeletal System

Androgens and estrogens stimulate adolescent skeletal growth; estrogens maintain bone mass in females ^^ Encloses and protects pelvic organs; provides minerals for fetal growth and lactation; narrow pelvic outlet makes childbirth difficult

Muscular System

Gonadal steroids stimulate muscle growth ^^ Muscles of pelvic floor support reproductive organs, aid erection of penis and clitoris, and function in orgasm; abdominal muscles aid in childbirth; cremaster muscle helps maintain temperature of testes

Nervous System

Androgens stimulate libido; hormones from gonads and placenta exert negative feedback control on hypothalamus ^^ Hypothalamus initiates gonadotropin function and lactation

Endocrine System

Gonads and placenta are part of endocrine system and exert feedback control on anterior pituitary ^^ Hormones regulate puberty, gametogenesis, libido, pregnancy, lactation, and climacteric

Circulatory System

Androgens stimulate erythropoiesis; estrogens may inhibit development of atherosclerosis in females; pregnancy increases blood volume and cardiac output and sometimes causes varicose veins

^^ Changes in blood flow produce vasocongestion and erection in sexual arousal; blood distributes sex hormones, transports nutrients to fetus, and removes fetal wastes; pampiniform plexus prevents overheating of testes

Lymphatic/Immune Systems

Blood-testis barrier isolates sperm and protects them from immune system

^^ Testes, scrotum, and breasts have extensive lymphatic drainage; immune cells protect reproductive organs; IgA in colostrum and breast milk confers passive immunity on neonate

Organ Systems

Respiratory System

Sexual arousal increases pulmonary ventilation; pregnancy reduces depth of inspiration but increases respiratory rate ^^ Provides O2, removes CO2; Valsalva maneuver aids childbirth

Urinary System

Sexual arousal constricts internal urinary sphincter; prostatic hyperplasia may impede urine flow; pregnancy crowds urinary bladder and often causes incontinence ^^ Disposes of wastes, maintains electrolyte and pH balance of mother and fetus; urethra serves as passageway for semen

Digestive System

Fetus crowds digestive organs, thus contributing to heartburn and constipation

^^ Provides nutrients for gametogenesis and fetal development

Saladin: Anatomy & I 28. The Female I Text I I © The McGraw-Hill

Physiology: The Unity of Reproductive System Companies, 2003 Form and Function, Third Edition

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