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1 Chapter 18 Biology 25: Human Biology Prof. Gonsalves Los Angeles City CollegeBased on Mader’s Human Biology,7th edition and Fox’s 8th ed Powerpoints
2 FertilizationEjaculation 300 million sperm, 100 reach (uterine) fallopian tube.Fertilization occurs in the uterine tubesAcrosomal reaction:Acrosome of sperm contains hyaluronidase, an enzyme that digests a channel through zona pellucida.Sperm fuses with ovum cell membrane.
12 Amnion Envelop the embryo. Amnionic fluid contains sloughed cells of the fetus.
13 hCG Human chorionic gonadotropin. Trophoblast cells secrete hCG. Signals corpus luteum not to degenerate until placenta secretes adequate [hormone].Effects similar to LH.Basis of pregnancy test.
14 PlacentaSyncytiotrophoblast secretes enzymes that create blood filled cavities in the maternal tissue.Cytotrophoblast then from projections (villi) that grow into the venous blood.Producing chorion frondosum on the side that faces the uterine wall.Other side of chorion bulges into the uterine cavity.
15 Placental Changes Decidual reaction: Endometrial growth. Accumulation of glycogen.Decidua basalis: maternal tissue in contact with the chorion frondosum.Maternal and fetal blood do not mix.
16 Placenta Function Gas exchange: 02 and C02. Nutrient exchange. Waste exchange.Synthesis of proteins and enzymes.
18 Placental Hormones Fetal-placental unit: Placenta must cooperate with the adrenal cortex in the fetus to produce estrogen.Estrogen stimulates:Endometrial growth.Inhibit prolactin secretion.Growth of mammary ducts.Enlargement of mother’s uterus.
19 Placental Hormones Suppresses uterine contractions. Progesterone:Suppresses uterine contractions.Stimulates uterine growth .Suppresses LH and FSH.Stimulate development of alveolar tissue of the mammary gland.
31 Formation of TestesFirst 40 days after conception the gonads of males and females are similar in appearance.Spermatogonia and oogonia migrate from yolk sac to developing embryonic gonads.TDF (testis-determining factor) promotes the conversion to testes:Seminiferous tubules:Germinal cells: sperm.Nongerminal cells: Sertoli cells.Leydig cells:Appear about day 65.
32 Formation of Testes Leydig cells secrete testosterone. Begins 8th week and peaks at 12-14th week.Masculinizes embryonic structures.Testosterone then declines to very low levels until puberty.Testes descend into scrotum shortly before birth.
33 Formation of OvariesAbsence of Y chromosome and TDF, female develop ovaries.Ovarian follicles do not appear until 2nd trimester.
34 Development of Accessory Sex Organs and Genitalia Presence or absence of testes determines the accessory sex organs and external genitalia.Male accessory organs derived from wolffian ducts.Sertoli cells secrete MIF.Female accessory organs derived from mullerian ducts.
41 Parturition Estrogen in late pregnancy: Increases amount of oxytocin stored.Stimulate production of oxytocin receptors in myometrium.Stimulate prostaglandin production.Uterine contractions:Oxytocin.Prostaglandins.
43 Pregnancy and Human Development Gestation: In humans starts at conception and lasts approximately 38 weeks (266 days).Due date typically 40 weeks after last menstruation.First Trimester: By the end of week 13Sex distinguished externallyFetus weighs about 150 gramsSecond Trimester: By the end of week 26Fetus weighs about 1000 gMay survive if born at this point.Third Trimester: By the end of week 38Fetus weighs about 3500 g (7 ½ lb.)Testes have descended in males.