tail of epididymis

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tail of ep·i·did·y·mis

the inferior part of the epididymis that leads into the ductus deferens; part of the reservoir of spermatozoa.
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In the present study, both candesartan and lorsartan modulated the TAA-induced testicular toxicity and all histological and immunohistochemical alteration in both testicular tissue and cauda epididymis tubules with non-significant differences in-between.
Homogenization-resistant testicular spermatids (stage 19 of spermiogenesis) and sperm in the caput/corpus epididymis and cauda epididymis were assessed as described previously by Robb, Amann, and Killian (1978), with adaptations of Fernandes et al.
After the mice were anesthetized, an incision was created in the inferior part of the abdomen and right vas deferens with cauda epididymis was removed and transferred into 2.5 ml prewarmed Ham's F10 medium (Sigma Company, St.
The low sperm density in cauda epididymis is caused by the alternation in androgen level.
The objective of this study was to determine the difference between GNAQ mRNA and Gn[alpha]q protein expression levels in the caput, corpus, and cauda epididymis and testes of sheep.
Since [As.sub.2][O.sub.3] is involved in modifications of intracellular calcium, exposure to this substance can increase contractility of smooth muscle surrounding the cauda epididymis that can accelerate sperm transit through the epididymis.
Interestingly, Aqp10b immunoreaction in the seabream epithelial cells was also detected in the membrane of cytoplasmic vesicles, which resembles the AQP9 localization in endosomes of some clear cells of the rat cauda epididymis (Hermo and Smith, 2011).
The cross sections of cauda epididymis obtained from the control group revealed regular and circular tubules with a pseudostratified columnar epithelium that exhibits stereocilia.
It covers the superior pole of the testis and connects by a narrow corpus epididymis to a prominent cauda epididymis projecting from the distal border of the testis.
All male mice were euthanised and the cauda epididymis removed before contents were squeezed out.
Testis and cauda epididymis of each animal were excised from the surrounding tissue and blotted free of blood for weighing.