PCAT Biological Processes – Ejaculatory Pathway
- Apr 19, 2018
- PCAT Question of the Day
Which of the following is the correct ejaculatory pathway of sperm?
A. Epididymis, seminiferous tubules, vas deferens, ejaculatory ducts, urethra, penis
B. Seminiferous tubules, epididymis, vas deferens, ejaculatory ducts, urethra, penis
C. Seminiferous tubules, epididymis, ejaculatory ducts, vas deferens, urethra, penis
D. Epididymis, seminiferous tubules, ejaculatory ducts, vas deferens, urethra, penis
Click for Explanation
B is correct. Sperm are produced in the seminiferous tubules, then move to the epididymis to mature. Next, they pass through the vas deferens, ejaculatory ducts, and urethra, then exit the body through the penis. This pathway can be remembered using the mnemonic “SEVE(n) UP.”
Search the Blog
Free ConsultationSchedule Now
Free MCAT Practice AccountNeed great MCAT practice?
Get the most representative MCAT practice possible when you sign up for our free MCAT Account, which includes a half-length diagnostic exam and one of our full-length MCAT practice exams.Learn More