Reproductive Physiology

Animal Science 4314

Vesicular gland

cross section of rat vesicular gland low magnification

Tissue: Vesicular gland (rat) - Low magnification

Function: Seminal fluid production

Key structures:

a) Mucosa - simple cuboidal epithelium (highly folded)

b) Muscularis - smooth muscle

c) Vesicular/seminal fluid

cross section of rat vesicular gland high magnification

Tissue: Vesicular gland (rat) - High magnification

Function: Seminal fluid production

Key structures:

a) Mucosa - simple cuboidal/columnar epithelium

b) Muscularis - smooth muscle

c) Vesicular/seminal fluid

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