Reproductive Physiology
Reproductive Physiology

Reproductive Physiology

by Thad Wilson, PhD

Reproductive physiology encompasses the processes that enable men and women to become fertile and fit for reproduction. Since humans reproduce sexually, both sexes of the species depend on the adequate maturation of their respective haploid cells (oocytes in women and sperm cells in men) to achieve conception and produce healthy offspring. This is achieved in the gonads, which also synthesize and secrete hormonal products. These have myriad effects throughout the body, among which are the development and maintenance of secondary sexual characteristics.

In this course, the student will be introduced to the synthesis and effects of male and female hormonal products, the maturation of haploid cells in the gonads, and the menstrual cycle. The physiology of pregnancy and lactation will also be covered.

For optimal comprehension, the student must have a preliminary understanding of molecular and cellular biology emphasizing signal molecules and cellular receptors; endocrine physiology; and the histology of the gonads and GU tracts of women and men.

Course Details

  • Videos 18
  • Duration 1:11 h
  • Quiz questions 51
  • Concept Pages 17


Your Educators of course Reproductive Physiology

 Thad Wilson, PhD

Thad Wilson, PhD

Dr. Thad E. Wilson is a Professor and Director of Education in the Department of Physiology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Not only is he an experienced lecturer with many years of teaching experience, but he has also developed and improved medical curriculums, and served in leadership roles directing Medical Physiology and various organ system courses.
Due to his achievements, Dr. Wilson has been awarded multiple institutional and national medical school teaching awards.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Wilson teaches courses on Physiology.

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By Andres d. on 16. June 2022 for Reproductive Physiology

Great course! I will recommend it to all of my peers. I love that the speaker speaks clearly and slowly, although the pace becomes a normal conversational pace at 1.25x speed. This allows me to go through the content that is easy for me to understand quickly (at 1.25x to 1.5x speed) while I go through more difficult content at a slower pace (1.0x speed) without having the speak sound like he was drunk (0.75x to 0.5x speed).

By Chad-Solomon D. on 27. June 2020 for Introduction to Male Reproductive Endocrinology

Why does this lecture start with a reference to something else if it is an Introduction?

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By Fathimath A. on 21. May 2020 for Introduction to Male Reproductive Endocrinology

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By Mariam u. on 06. January 2020 for Changes at Birth

Flow diagrams are great visuals to understand concepts. The lecture was clear and concise.