tail of epididymis

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tail of ep·i·did·y·mis

the inferior part of the epididymis that leads into the ductus deferens; part of the reservoir of spermatozoa.
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Briefly, within 15 min of sperm diffusion from the proximal cauda epididymis, each uterine horn of the anesthetized recipient female was injected with a volume containing 5 x [10.
The characteristics of spermatozoa recovered from cauda epididymis (fresh spermatozoa) are shown in Table 1.
Testis and cauda epididymis of each animal were excised from the surrounding tissue and blotted free of blood for weighing.
Seminal plasma contains a neutral alphaglucosidase-isoenzyme that originates from the epididymis and is an indicator of the amount of excretion from the cauda epididymis emitted at ejaculation.
The sperm motility of the cauda epididymis was also reduced significantly (p<0.
Sperm motility of cauda epididymis and density of cauda epididymis and testicular sperm were assessed by the method of Prasad et al.
Sperm counts and motility analysis: Several small cuts were made in the cauda epididymis which was then placed in a sterile universal specimen bottle, containing 1 ml of normal saline to allow motile sperm to swim up from the epididymis.
Sperm obtained from the portion of the cauda epididymis that was stained were released into an equal amount of Dulbecco's PBS (DPBS).
Sperm density was assessed in testes and cauda epididymis by the method of Prasad (Prasad et al.
To determine sperm count and motility, one centimeter of cauda epididymis was resected and minced in 1 ml of 37 [degrees]C normal saline solution.
Antiandrogenic compounds such as phthalates reportedly alter epididymal development and coiling of the epididymal tubule (Barlow and Foster 2003), and flutamide significantly reduces the size of the cauda epididymis (McKinnell et al.
As the spermatozoa moves through the corpus epididymis, their motility increases sharply and continues to improve through the cauda epididymis and vas deferens (46).