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azoospermia

 [a″zo-o-sper´me-ah]
lack of live spermatozoa in the semen; see also aspermatogenesis.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

a·zo·o·sper·mi·a

(ā'zō-ō-sper'mē-ă),
Absence of living spermatozoa in the semen; failure of spermatogenesis.
See also: aspermia.
[G. a- priv. + zōon, animal, + sperma, seed]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

azoospermia

Complete absence of sperm in the semen, with resultant infertility.

Azoospermia
• Pretesticular—due to absence of FSH secondary to hypopituitarism, hyperprolactinemia and FSH suppression by exogenous androgens.
• Testicular—The most common cause, in which the testes are atrophic, typically due to cryptorchidism or Sertoli cell-only syndrome, but also orchiditis, cancer, surgery, trauma or radiation.
• Post-testicular—due to vasectomy, agenesis of vas deferens or ejaculatory dysfunction.
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azoospermia

Urology Complete absence of sperm in the semen, with resultant infertility. See Oligospermia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a·zo·o·sper·mi·a

(ā'zō-ō-spĕr'mē-ă)
Absence of living sperms in the semen; failure of spermatogenesis.
[G. a- priv. + zōon, animal, + sperma, seed]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

azoospermia

Absence of spermatozoa from the seminal fluid, a cause of male sterility. Sperms may still be being produced in the testes.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Family G has one azoospermic member with hypergonadotrophic hypogonadism.
Outcome of intracytoplasmic sperm injection using fresh and cryo-preserved-thawed testicular spermatozoa in 83 azoospermic men with Klinefelter syndrome.
[18] detected ASA of the IgG class in serum samples from 4 of 20 azoospermic men 4 weeks after sperm retrieval using a 14-gauge TruCut (gun) needle.
As it has been shown in Table 2, significant differences were observed between total infertile, azoospermic, severe oligozoospermic, and control groups in XRCC5 VNTR genotypes and allele frequencies.
Eighty three percent of patients of less than one year followup period were azoospermic compared to 33.3% patients having five-year follow-up (p <0.05); at further follow-up of 20 years twenty nine percent patients had persistent azoospermia demonstrating no further significant improvement (p=ns) (Table 1).
Decrease of both stem cell factor and clusterin mRNA levels in testicular biopsies of azoospermic patients with constitutive or idiopathic but not acquired spermatogenic failure.
Only 62% of men provided any required post-vasectomy SA (when two completely azoospermic samples were required for clearance) and of these men, 10% required a third SA and 1 % required a fourth SA to ensure sterility.
Adipose tissue- derived mesenchymal stem cells repair germinal cells of seminiferous tubules of busulfan-induced azoospermic rats.
Identification of a novel mutation in exon 1 of androgen receptor gene in an azoospermic patient with mild androgen insensitivity syndrome: case report and literature review.
Some husbands are azoospermic (having no sperm at all) or carry a genetic disease.
An exceptional complex chromosomal rearrangement (CCR) with eight breakpoints involving four chromosomes (1;3;9;14) in an azoospermic male with normal phenotype.