azoospermia

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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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Effect of Varicocelectomy on Restoration of Spermatogenesis in Patients with Non-obstructive Azoospermia. J Urol Surg 2019;6(2):130-134.
Moreover, ROS level was measured using metabolomics fingerprinting in the non-obstructive azoospermia TESE positive and TESE negative cases.
Long- term proliferation and characterization of human spermatogonial stem cells obtained from obstructive and non-obstructive azoospermia under exogenous feeder-free culture conditions.
However, men with normal levels of FSH and LH could have either non-obstructive azoospermia or obstructive azoospermia.
Which is the best sperm retrieval technique for non-obstructive azoospermia? A systematic review.
The use of testicular spermatozoa for ICSI has, since its introduction in 1992, been very successful in enabling men with azoospermia to achieve genetic fatherhood.10 The first successful pregnancy was achieved after testicular sperm extraction (TESE) from patients suffering from obstructive azoospermia.11 The same year, a pregnancy was reported after a simplified fine needle aspiration technique, called testicular sperm aspiration (TESA).12 In cases of non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA) the outcome is more unpredictable and the sperm recovery rate lower than in obstructive cases.13,14
Ten patients, aged 29 to 46 yr (mean [+ or -] SD), and presenting with non-obstructive azoospermia or extreme oligozoospermia (Table I) were included in this study.
Keywords: Male infertility, Non-obstructive azoospermia, Reproductive hormone, Severe oligozoospermia, Y chromosome microdeletion.
Of these men, testicular failure or non-obstructive azoospermia is the predominant component.
High prevalence of AZFb microdeletion in Iranian patients with idiopathic non-obstructive azoospermia. Indian J Med Res.
Azoospermia can be either obstructive azoo-spermia (OA) or non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA).

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