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motility

 [mo-til´ĭ-te]
the ability or power to move spontaneously.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē),
The power of spontaneous movement.

mo·til·i·ty

(mō-til'i-tē)
The power of spontaneous movement.

motility

motion.

Motility

Motility is spontaneous movement. One example is the automatic stomach contractions that move the food content along from the stomach into the intestines. A motility disease is one that involves changes in the way the stomach contracts.
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Effects of ferulic acid on fertile and asthenozoospermic infertile human sperm motility, viability, lipid peroxidation, and cyclic nucleotides.
(1999) observed that morphological abnormalities of midpiece and tail cause progressive alterations in motility, increasing the number of spermatozoa with circular or oscillatory movements thereby reducing the fertilization rate.
In total participants, chromatin results of AB and TB staining were correlated to sperm parameters (Table 1) and a negative correlation between sperm chromatin integrity and maturity with sperm count, normal morphology and progressive motility was observed (Table 2).
In the current study frozen thawed motility and morphology live dead ratio and integrity of plasma membrane were assessed.
We explored the relationship between the expressions of PHB, CAPZB, and TEKT2 in sperm and sperm motility. The relative expressions of PHB, CAPZB, and TEKT2 mRNA were down-regulated in the low-motility sperm group compared to the high-motility group.
Sperm motility and viability were analyzed on the first day (day 0) and after 24, 48, and 72 hours.
The presence of leptin receptors on the tail of spermatozoa suggests an effect on motility [25] as described in Section 1.1.2 of this review.
Individual Sperm Motility: Individual sperm motility in buffalo bulls was 66.02+-2.02% and 49.72+-2.02% in Sahiwal and Bahawalpur districts, respectively.
Effect of tetracycline on the motility of microfilariae of Brugia malayi Period of exposure in hours Tetracycline conc.
Mean progressive spermatozoa motility following exposure to different vaginal lubricants is shown in Table 1.
The higher rate of lipid peroxidation leads to membrane damages, disorders of cell functions and decrease sperm motility (Ball et al., 2001).