spermatozoal


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sper·ma·to·zo·al

, spermatozoan (sper'ma-tō-zō'ăl, -zō'ăn),
Relating to sperm.

sper·ma·to·zo·al

, spermatozoan (spĕr'mă-tō-zō'ăl, -zō'ăn)
Relating to sperms.

spermatozoal

(spĕr″mă-tō-zō′ăl) [″ + zoon, life]
Concerning spermatozoa.

spermatozoal

pertaining to spermatozoa.

spermatozoal motility
a guide to viability and potency of a semen sample; a highly motile sample shows wave movement under low power and individual sperm movement under high power.
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Conclusion: The role of seminal free L-carnitine in the maintenance of normal functional spermatozoal characteristics was validated.
Sperm concentration, motility and morphology have been correlated with fertilization rates in vivo and in vitro (2, 26), as a result of normal development of spermatozoal subcellular structures during spermatogenesis in the testes, normal epididymal maturation and normal seminal plasma constituents (2).
It has previously been suggested that damaged spermatozoal cells can be phagocytosed (Sutovsky et al.
It was reported that RJ might maintain the acrosomal integrity as its composition is highly variable containing hormones which decrease oxygen radicals and therefore reducing the number of molecules needed to be scavenged by the superoxide dismutase enzyme which were present normal in seminal plasma to counteract the effects of ROS on lipid peroxidation and prevent spermatozoal damage (9).
Selenium supplementation enhances the element concentration in blood and seminal fluid but does not change the spermatozoal quality characteristics in subfertile men.
Effect of storange temperature, cooling rates and two different semen extenders on canine spermatozoal motility.
Then spermatozoa adhere to the oocytes zona pellucida to induce the acrosomal reaction, in which the fusion of the spermatozoal plasma membrane and the outer acrosomal membrane occurs to allow the acrosomal enzymes to be released.
Increased nitric oxide also has been demonstrated in the spermatic veins of patients with varicocoele (72,73), which could be responsible for the spermatozoal dysfunction (74).
This preliminary observation is supported by the detection of multiple spermatozoal proteins, more specifically between 21.