The most often used methods to castrate a man are surgical and chemical methods. The surgical method is performed under medically supervised conditions. It involves the removal of both testes and is irreversible. Castration is also called neutering.Continue Reading
Castration can also be done chemically with the use of drugs such as cyproterone, degarelix and bicalutamide. This method is painless as it involves the administration of drugs. These drugs stop the release of the sex hormone testosterone. Men lose their fertility and sex drive, but the testes are not removed.
Castration is used in some countries as a form of punishment for pedophiles and other sex offenders. Castration is also performed to mitigate the symptoms of prostate cancer.Learn more about Glands & Hormones
The salivary glands and the pancreas both produce the enzyme amylase. Amylase is an enzyme that breaks down carbohydrate molecules during the process of digestion.Full Answer >
Salivary amylase is an enzyme responsible for breaking down starch, according to Dr. Michael J. Gregory, a professor of science at Clinton Community College. Starch is a polysaccharide, which is a type of carbohydrate made up of monosaccharide or disaccharide units linked by glycosidic bonds, explains About.com contributor Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstine.Full Answer >
A prostate is a gland found in males that produces a fluid that joins with sperm cells to make semen. It is about the size of a walnut, weighs about .4 ounces on average, and is found before the rectum and beneath the urinary bladder.Full Answer >
Gastric juices are secreted from glands lining the stomach and function to break down food in the stomach and kill bacteria, according to the resource website About.com. Gastric juice is a general term that includes the fluid secreted from the cardiac, oxyntic and pyloric glands, all of which secrete distinctly different fluids. Combined in the stomach, gastric juice is made up of water, electrolytes, mucus, enzymes, hydrochloric acid and intrinsic factor.Full Answer >