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sperm

 [sperm]
1. the semen or testicular secretion.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sperm

, pl.

sperms

(sperm),
The male gamete or sex cell that contains the genetic information to be transmitted by the male, exhibits autokinesia, and is able to effect zygosis with an oocyte. The human sperm is composed of a head and a tail, the tail being divisible into a neck, a middle piece, a principal piece, and an end piece; the head, 4-6 mcm in length, is a broadly oval, flattened body containing the nucleus; the tail is about 55 mcm in length.
Synonym(s): sperm cell, spermatozoon
[G. sperma, seed]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sperm

(spûrm)
n. pl. sperm or sperms
1. A male gamete, such as a spermatozoon of an animal or one of the cells or nuclei produced by a pollen grain of a plant. Also called sperm cell.
2. Semen.

sperm′ous adj.
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sperm

Urology
The male reproductive cell; sperm cell.
 
Vox populi
Semen, see there (often used interchangeably in popular usage).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

sperm

(spĕrm)
The male gamete or sex cell that contains the genetic information to be transmitted by the male, exhibits autokinesia, and is able to effect zygosis with an oocyte. The human sperm is composed of a head and a tail, the tail being divisible into a neck, a middle piece, a principal piece, and an end piece; the head, 4-6 mcm in length, is a broadly oval, flattened body containing the nucleus; the tail is about 55 mcm in length.
[G. sperma, seed]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sperm

(spĕrm) [Gr. sperma, seed]
1. Semen.
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NORMAL AND ABNORMAL SPERM
2. Spermatozoa. See: illustration
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sperm

1. A spermatozoon.
2. Semen (spermatic fluid).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

sperm

or

spermatozoon

a small, usually motile, male GAMETE. see ACROSOME.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Sperm or spermatozoa

The reproductive cell of the male, which contains genetic information and participates in the act of fertilization of an ovum.
Mentioned in: Condom, Infertility
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sperm

(spĕrm)
Male gamete or sex cell that contains the genetic information to be transmitted by the male, exhibits autokinesia, and is able to effect zygosis with an oocyte.
[G. sperma, seed]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about sperm

Q. how do i teat my no sperm count? i do not have a live sperm,how can i treat and have live sperm count

A. The treatment is done only at specialist centers, and consists first of evaluation of the reason for this condition (called azoospermia). If an anatomical malformation is found, it may be corrected, as well as medical conditions, and in some cases, direct extraction of sperms from the testes (called MESA) enables in-vitro fertilization.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infertility.html

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Q. can hepatitis be transferred from fathers sperm when concieving a child? My partner has hepatitis C and he has gotten me pregnant will our baby have it too?

A. Here is taken from wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_C#Transmission) :

Sexual transmission of HCV is considered to be rare. Studies show the risk of sexual transmission in heterosexual, monogamous relationships is extremely rare or even null. The CDC does not recommend the use of condoms between long-term monogamous discordant couples (where one partner is positive and the other is negative). However, because of the high prevalence of hepatitis C, this small risk may translate into a non-trivial number of cases transmitted by sexual routes. Vaginal penetrative sex is believed to have a lower risk of transmission than sexual practices that involve higher levels of trauma to anogenital mucosa.

Mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis C has been well described, but occurs relatively infrequently. Transmission occurs only among women who are HCV RNA positive at the time of delivery; the risk of transmission in this setting is approximately 6 out of 100. Among women w

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