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motility

 [mo-til´ĭ-te]
the ability or power to move spontaneously.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē),
The power of spontaneous movement.

motility

/mo·til·i·ty/ (mo-til´ite) the ability to move spontaneously.mo´tile

motility

[mō′tilitē]
Etymology: L, motare, to move often
spontaneous but unconscious or involuntary movement. motile, adj.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē)
The power of spontaneous movement.

motility

motion.

Motility

Motility is spontaneous movement. One example is the automatic stomach contractions that move the food content along from the stomach into the intestines. A motility disease is one that involves changes in the way the stomach contracts.

motility (mō·tiˑ·l·tē),

n the ability to move independently and spontaneously.

motility

the ability to move spontaneously.

abomasal motility
synchronized contractions and motility of the abomasal wall and the opening of the pyloric sphincter are dependent on the fullness of the abomasum, the degree of trituration and the pH of the contents and the integrity of the vagal and sympathetic nerve supplies.
intestinal motility
is essential to onward movement of the digesta and excreta. Absence leads to lack of absorption, accumulation of fluid and gas, and development of paralytic ileus. Audible over the flank with a stethoscope.
motility modifiers
a class of drugs used to regulate activity of gastrointestinal smooth muscle; includes cholinergics, anticholinergics, domperidone, cisapride, opioids, loperamide, metoclopramide and diphenoxylate hydrochloride.
ruminal motility
audible and visible in the upper left flank. The best indicator of the state of activity of the alimentary tract in cattle.
motility tests
carried out to characterize the motility of some bacteria. Methods include the direct microscopy of a hanging-drop, semisolid media with an indicator dye, and other specialized types of medium.
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Motility was recorded as follows: progressive motility--spermatozoa moving actively, either linearly or in a large circle, regardless of speed; non-progressive motility--all other patterns of motility with an absence of progression, e.
The percentage of motility, live, intact plasma membrane, capacitation and acrosome reaction of spermatozoa after treatment:
The semen from Thailand tilapia was analyzed by sperm motility (%) and duration (s) to evaluate in a factorial arrangement the effect of four oil sources in the diet, and two cryoprotectants, in two moments, before freezing and after thawing.
The effect of curcumin on sperm forward motility was examined by incubating 10-100 [micro]l of sperm suspension (100-250 x [10.
Sperm motility is categorized into progressive, nonprogressive, and immotile according to the WHO's criteria.
Decreased individual sperm motility in winter was also found by Singh et al.
To evaluate motility a drop of 20ul diluted semen was placed CASA 2X-cell (20 um) glass slide covered with a cover slip (20mm x 20mm) and loaded on the CASA for motility evaluation.
Mean progressive spermatozoa motility following exposure to different vaginal lubricants is shown in Table 1.
In deep freezing technique, vitamin E improved the sperm motility, function of mitochondria and sperm membrane integrity due to reduction of ROS (Moghbeli et al.
It is known that several factors affect sperm motility, such as pH, temperature, ions, osmolality, and ovarian fluid (OF) [22].
Semen analysis provides basic information regarding sperm count, motility and morphology, but the ability of a male to fertilise cannot be completely expressed.