Human Anatomy and Physiology : Help with Evaluation Methods for the Reproductive System

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for Human Anatomy and Physiology

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Example Question #1 : Help With Evaluation Methods For The Reproductive System

What are the palpable landmarks for identifying the borders of the perineum in both men and women?

Possible Answers:

Anterior inferior iliac spine, coccyx, pubic symphysis

Ischial tuberosity, inferior pubic ligament, coccyx, posterior superior iliac spine

Posterior superior iliac spine, coccyx, pubic symphysis

Pubic symphysis, ischial tuberosity, coccyx

Posterior inferior iliac spine, coccyx, pubic symphysis

Correct answer:

Pubic symphysis, ischial tuberosity, coccyx

Explanation:

The four palpable landmarks for identifying the borders of the perineum are the pubic symphysis, coccyx, and the ischial tuberosities (one in each side). These landmarks are found in both males and females, although the perineum area is larger in women due to the wider pelvic opening. 

Posterior superior and inferior iliac spines lie beyond the area of the perineum, and therefore are not used as landmarks for this identification purpose. 

Example Question #2 : Help With Evaluation Methods For The Reproductive System

A physician sees a woman who was sexually assaulted and decides to perform some tests. Which of these substances provides a forensic determination for the occurrence of rape?

Possible Answers:

Fructose

Glucose

Maltose

Sucrose

Correct answer:

Fructose

Explanation:

A man's ejaculate contains seminal fluid. Seminal vesicles produce the alkaline portion of seminal fluid, which contains fructose and choline. Thus, the presence of fructose on or inside the female patient would provide forensic evidence of rape.

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