spermatotoxic

spermatotoxic

/sper·ma·to·tox·ic/ (sper´mah-to-tok″sik)
1. spermicidal; see spermicide.
2. having a destructive or toxic effect on spermatozoa.
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The spermatotoxic effects of dibromochloropropane (DBCP), a nematocide widely used in agriculture was reported in the early 1960's in rodents by animal toxicologist but their reports went essentially unnoticed until the late 1970's when oligospermia and azoospermia were reported in manufacturing plant workers and pesticides applicators (71).
A previous study conducted in our department, showed that 50% ethanolic extract of the roots of Achyranthes aspera possess spermatotoxic effects.
Earlier studies conducted in our department showed that 50% ethanolic extract of the root of Achyranthes aspera possess reversible spermatotoxic effects (Sandhyakumari et al.
Lack of spermatotoxic effects of methyl and ethyl esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid in rats.
This concept of pesticide-inflicted sperm toxicity may be supported by the high positive correlation observed between mutagenicity and spermatotoxic effects in mice (Topham, 1980).
Because chloroform is known to be spermatotoxic, the possibility of chloroform causing the worker's asthenospermia cannot be ruled out.
In rats, the reported effective spermatotoxic dose of chloroform was 400 ppm, which is higher than the permissible exposure level [10 ppm of the permissible exposure limit-time-weighted average in Taiwan (22) and 50 ppm of the permissible exposure limit-ceiling in the United States (23)].