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Testes

Definition

The testes are two egg-shaped male reproductive organs located in the scrotum . They produce sperm and the male hormone, testosterone .

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Alternative Names

Testicles; Gonads - male

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References

Elder JS. Disorders and anomalies of the scrotal contents. In: Kliegman RM, Behrman RE, Jenson HB, Stanton BF, eds. 19th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 539.

Brooks JD. Anatomy of the lower urinary tract and male genitalia. In: Wein AJ, ed. . 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007:chap 2.

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