teratospermia

ter·a·to·zo·o·sper·mi·a

(ter'ă-tō-zō'ō-sper'mē-ă),
Condition characterized by the presence of malformed spermatozoa in the semen.
Synonym(s): teratospermia
[terato- + zōos, living, + sperma, seed, semen, + -ia]
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teratospermia

A term of waning use for the presence of abnormal sperm in semen; the presence of abnormal spermatozoa is less critical than previously assumed, as the likelihood of males with up to 60% abnormal spermatozoa of having a normal child is nearly 60%.
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teratospermia

(tĕr″ă-tō-spĕr′mē-ă) [″ + sperma, seed]
Malformed sperm in semen.
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Main causes of male infertility include low sperm count (azoospermia and oligozoospermia), poor vitality (necrozoospermia), low motility (asthenozoospermia), low DNA integrity, and abnormal sperm morphology (teratospermia) (4, 5).
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Observation of the bacterial infection on sperm motility and morphology showed that Asthenospermia (motility less than 50%) 76.33% (Figure 3) and Teratospermia (abnormal morphology greater than 50%) 86.16% (Figure 4) respectively.
(19), (20) Workers who are exposed through various industries related to lead inhalation demonstrate an increased frequency of still births, miscarriages, and spontaneous abortions, reduced sperm counts and motility, decreased fertility, hypospermia, increased rates of teratospermia, and decreased libido.
1999a, 2001); or increased levels of asthenospermia, necrospermia, and teratospermia in farm sprayers who applied 2,4-D (Lerda and Rizzi 1991).
damage to convoluted seminiferous tubules epithelium, reduction of spermatozoa formation and increase in prevalence of teratospermia, atrtic follicles congestion in stromal tissue, decrease in follicle and oocyte number, increased level of Cr(VI) in blood, increased duration of estrus cycle, disintegrated cell membranes of two layered follicular cells and altered villiform mitochondria in thecal cells (Li et al., 1999; Murthy et al., 1996; Elbetieha and Al-Hamood, 1997).
Effect of cryopreservation on sperm DNA integrity in patients with teratospermia. Fertil Steril.
Asthenospermia was observed in 37 (25.81 Percent), teratospermia in 11 (3.26 Percent) and oligoasthenoteratospermia in 4 (9.09 Percent) of samples.