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  1. The female reproductive cycle is the process of producing an ovum and readying the uterus to receive a fertilized ovum to begin pregnancy.[Points: 1]
  2. By about ________ days into the reproductive cycle, an oocyte reaches maturity and is released as an ovum.[Points: 1]
  3. Usually only one ovum per cycle is released.[Points: 1]
  4. If sperm can reach and penetrate the ovum, the ovum becomes a fertilized zygote containing a full complement of DNA. After a __________ period of rapid cell division known as the germinal period of development, the zygote forms an embryo.[Points: 1]
  5. In a normal menstrual cycle, if the ovum is not fertilized in time or if it fails to implant into the endometrium, menstruation begins around day _________ and continues into the first few days of the new reproductive cycle.[Points: 1]
  6. For the first ______ weeks, the embryo will develop almost all of the tissues and organs present in the adult before entering the fetal period of development.[Points: 1]
  7. The fetal period of development is from weeks __________________ .[Points: 1]
  8. The proper descending order is: ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina.[Points: 1]
  9. The uterus is also known as the ‘womb’.[Points: 1]
  10. In the male reproductive system, the urethra – an 8 to 10-inch-long muscular tube that passes through the prostate and ends at the external urethral orifice located at the tip of the penis – passes both semen and urine through it.[Points: 1]
  11. The prostate produces a large portion of the fluid that makes up semen.[Points: 1]
  12. The chemical composition of semen gives it a thick, sticky consistency and a slightly ____________ pH.[Points: 1]
  13. In healthy adult males, semen contains around ______ sperm cells per milliliter.[Points: 1]
  14. Can dysmenorrhea be considered a pathology of the reproductive system?[Points: 1]
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