Lab Activities

A list of words is provided below that you are expected to identify, learn, and label on the models provided. Note that not all models will have some of the organs/structures, so be sure to find them on an alternate model. You must use all the words provided. Using the colored tape provided, write the number that corresponds to the organ/structure and place them on your model. When complete, notify your TA so they may check your work.

For each additional station, directions will be provided for the activity.

 

Station One: Urinary

Label the models of this station with the number that corresponds to the appropriate structure of the peripheral nervous system using the colored tape. When you are finished, ask your TA to check your labeling. Before leaving the station, remove all the labels you have placed on the model.

#1 renal fascia

#11 renal pelvis

#21 external urethral orifice

#31 proximal convoluted tubule

#2 adipose capsule

#12 renal hilum

#22 cortical nephron

#32 descending loop of Henle

#3 renal capsule

#13 ureter

#23 juxtamedullary nephron

#33 ascending loop of Henle

#4 renal cortex

#14 urinary bladder

#24 juxtaglomerular apparatus

#35 distal convoluted tubule

#5 renal medulla

#15 detrusor muscle

#25 renal corpuscle

#36 collecting duct

#6 renal lobe

#16 rugae

#26 glomerulus

#37 papillary duct

#7 renal pyramid

#17 urinary trigone

#27 podocyte

#38 minor calyx

#8 renal columns

#18 internal urethral sphincter

#28 bowman’s capsule

#39 major calyx

#9 renal papilla

#19 external urethral sphincter

#29 capsular space

#10 renal sinus

#20 urethra

#30 renal tubules

Blood Vessels

#40 renal artery

#43 arcuate arteries

#46 glomerular capillaries

#49 cortical radiate veins

#52 renal vein

#41 segmental arteries

#44 cortical radiate arteries

#47 efferent arterioles

#50 arcuate veins

#42 interlobar arteries

#45 afferent arterioles

#48 peritubular capillaries

#51 interlobar veins

 

Station Two: Reproductive – Male

Label the models of this station with the number that corresponds to the appropriate structure of the peripheral nervous system using the colored tape. When you are finished, ask your TA to check your labeling. Before leaving the station, remove all the labels you have placed on the model.

#1 pubic symphysis

#11 head of sperm

#21 seminal vesicles

#31 prepuce of penis

#2 dartos muscle

#12 midpiece of sperm

#22 bulbourethral (Cowper’s) glands

#32 external urethral orifice

#3 cremaster muscle

#13 tail of sperm

#23 ejaculatory ducts

#33 root of penis

#4 scrotum

#14 seminiferous tubules

#24 prostatic urethra

#34 bulb of penis

#5 scrotal septum

#15 straight tubule

#25 intermediate urethra

#35 crus of penis

#6 testis

#16 rete testis

#26 spongy urethra

#36 suspensory ligament of penis

#7 lobules

#17 epididymis

#27 penis

#37 spermatic cord

#8 leydig cells

#18 ductus (vas) deferens

#28 corpus cavernosum

#38 deep muscle of perineum

#9 sertoli cells

#19 ampulla of ductus deferens

#29 corpus spongiosum

#10 sperm

#20 prostate glands

#30 glans penis

 

Station Three: Reproductive – Female

Label the models of this station with the number that corresponds to the appropriate structure of the peripheral nervous system using the colored tape. When you are finished, ask your TA to check your labeling. Before leaving the station, remove all the labels you have placed on the model.

#1 pubic symphysis

#10 isthmus of uterine tube

#19 fundus of uterus

#28 vaginal orifice

#37 breast

#2 placenta

#11 broad ligament

#20 body of uterus

#29 mons pubis

#36 areola

#3 ovary

#12 round ligament

#21 isthmus

#30 vulva

#39 nipple

#4 ova

#13 uterosacral ligament

#22 cervix

#31 labia majora

#40 mammary glands

#5 ovarian ligament

#14 uterus

#23 external os

#32 labia minora

#41 lobule

#6 uterine (Fallopian) tube

#15 endometrium

#24 internal os

#33 vestibule

#42 lactiferous ducts

#7 fimbriae of uterine tube

#16 myometrium

#25 vagina

#34 clitoris

#43 lactiferous sinus

#8 infundibulum of uterine tube

#17 perimetrium

#26 fornix

#35 external urethral orifice

#44 mammary ducts

#9 ampulla of uterine tube

#18 uterine cavity

#27 rugae

#36 vestibular glands

#45 mammary alveoli

 

Station Four: Histology

Sketch the slides available for today’s lab and specify the magnitude at which you are observing/ sketching. Be sure to identify and label your sketch with the corresponding structures listed beneath each slide.

Urinary

Sketch the structures of Kidney - Bowman’s capsule (renal corpuscle), Glomerulus in the provided space

Kidney

Bowman’s capsule (renal corpuscle), Glomerulus

 

Male Reproductive

Sketch the structure of Human Sperm - Head, Midpiece, Tail in the provided space

Human Sperm 
Head, Midpiece, Tail

 

Female Reproductive

 

Station Five: Kidney Dissection

  • Upon receiving your kidney, identify the renal hilum, from which the renal artery, renal vein, and ureter protrude (it is also the indented portion of the kidney).
  • Now lay the kidney on its broadest most flat portion, with the renal hilum facing opposite your dominant hand (if you are right-handed, the hilum should be facing left).
  • Using the scalpel from your dissection kit, cut the kidney in half lengthwise from the side, meaning, your scalpel should begin at the anterior, medial section of the kidney and work its way down to the posterior medial section. (DO NOT make sawing motions with the scalpel.) Continue making these incisions with your scalpel until you have separated the halves of a kidney
  • Obtain pins from the table and place them on as many structures as you can identify. Your lab TA will come around and ask you to identify the pins you have placed.
  • Before leaving the station, remove all the pins you have placed.

*If you are the last table to use this station, be sure to clean off the dissection kits in the lab’s sink.

 

Station Six: Filtrate Path and Blood Flow through Kidney

As a group, determine the route of urine through the various ducts of the kidney, originating at the glomerulus and ending with the urethra. Be sure to identify where along that path each of the structures on the vocabulary list is located.

As a group, determine the course of blood through the vessels of the kidney.

Note: The following three pages are left blank for the purpose of drawing out these two pathways.

 

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