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semen

 [se´men]
fluid discharged at ejaculation in the male, consisting of spermatozoa in their nutrient plasma, secretions from the prostate, seminal vesicles, and various other glands, epithelial cells, and minor constituents. adj., adj sem´inal.

se·men

, pl.

sem·i·na

,

se·mens

(sē'mĕn, sē-mi'nă, sē'menz),
1. The penile ejaculate; a thick, yellowish-white, viscid fluid containing sperms; a mixture produced by secretions of the testes, seminal glands, prostate, and bulbourethral glands. Synonym(s): seminal fluid
2. Synonym(s): seed (1)
[L. semen (semin-), seed (of plants, men, animals)]

semen

/se·men/ (se´men) [L.] fluid discharged at ejaculation in the male, consisting of secretions of glands associated with the urogenital tract and containing spermatozoa.sem´inal

semen

(sē′mən)
n.
A viscous whitish secretion of the male reproductive organs, containing spermatozoa and consisting of secretions of the testes, seminal vesicles, prostate, and bulbourethral glands. Also called seminal fluid.

semen

[sē′mən]
Etymology: L, seed
the thick, whitish secretion of the male reproductive organs discharged from the urethra during ejaculation. It contains spermatozoa in their nutrient plasma as well as secretions of the prostate, seminal vesicles, and other glands. Also called seminal fluid, sperm. seminal, adj.

se·men

, pl. semina, pl. semens (sē'mĕn, -min-ă, -mĕnz)
1. The penile ejaculate; a thick, yellowish-white, viscid fluid containing sperms; a mixture produced by secretions of the testes, seminal glands, prostate, and bulbourethral glands.
Synonym(s): seminal fluid.
2. Synonym(s): seed (1) .
[L. semen (semin-), seed (of plants, men, animals)]

semen

See SEMINAL FLUID.

semen

the ejaculate from the male reproductive organs which in mammals contains the sperm together with SECRETIONS from the SEMINAL VESICLES and PROSTATE gland which are essential for maintaining the viability of the sperm.

Semen

The thick whitish liquid released from the penis during sexual intercourse. It contains sperm and other secretions.
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semen

fluid discharged at ejaculation in the male, consisting of spermatozoa in their nutrient plasma, secretions from the prostate, seminal vesicles and various other glands, epithelial cells and minor constituents.

semen collection
for artificial insemination or laboratory evaluation or examination in a clinicopathological sense. Done by artificial vagina, electroejaculation, genital massage.
semen concentration
the number of spermatozoa per ml in the ejaculate.
semen diluent
there are a number of suitable diluents with some preference being given to one or other of them in each species. There are also different diluters for chilled liquid semen as distinct from frozen semen. Most diluters are based on biological fluids such as whole or skim milk, buttermilk, cream and egg yolk. The general cryoprotectant for freezing is glycerol. Called also semen extender.
semen extender
see semen diluent (above).
frozen semen
semen stored in liquid nitrogen at −196°C (−321°F).
semen non-sperm portion
see semen pre-sperm fraction (below).
semen pre-sperm fraction
the accessory gland fluid emitted at the beginning of ejaculation.
semen samples
part of an ejaculate collected for laboratory examination.
semen sperm-rich fraction
the portion of the ejaculate containing most of the spermatozoa.
semen stones
concretions of amorphous cellular debris and clumps of nuclear material found in seminal vesicles of bulls.
semen storage
chilled bull semen stored at 5°C can be stored and used for 5 days; frozen bull semen (−79°C using dry ice or −196°C using liquid nitrogen) can be stored and used successfully for up to 10 years, with only a small drop in fertility after 40 years.

Patient discussion about semen

Q. What health condition would produce blood and dark colored semen?

A. any inflammation in that area can cause that. from the urethra to the testis. here is a symptom checker that show you all the conditions that causes blood to show up in your semen and their other symptoms:
http://www.healthline.com/symptomsearch?addterm=blood+in+semen

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