testicular function

testicular function

A generic term for the ability of the testes to act as reproductive organs by producing sperm, and as hormonal organs by producing testosterone.
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The right endocrine marker to assess testicular function should be the level of inhibin B and that a national consensus should state that the level of inhibin B should be measured out postoperatively.
Hence, it was established that ibuprofen consumption during the first trimester causes direct disturbances in foetal testicular function.3 Antiandrogen effects of ibuprofen in adult men were also documented through a clinical trial published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA.
Chemotherapy or radiation may have an even more profound effect on fertility when administered to individuals who have preexisting abnormalities of testicular function. For instance, more than half of men with testicular cancer present clinically with oligospermia or azoospermia prior to treatment (Hendry et al., 1983; Meirow & Schenker, 1995; van Casteren et al., 2010).
Torsion of 180-degrees, however, may have a detrimental effect on testicular function, even in the absence of clinical signs of substantial vascular compromise.
These effects on testicular function have also been demonstrated: unilateral orchiectomy restored spermatogenesis in nonrelapsing testicular cancer cases after 1 year, even in patients exhibiting oligospermia or azoospermia [3].
(2) The best course of action in such a case, to our knowledge, is to carefully excise the mass so that it doesn't impede any normal testicular function. If more cases are found, they should be compared to look for any similarities or differences so that we can better understand how this type of tumour comes to be in the paratesticular region.
Although unilateral radical orchiectomy preserves contralateral testicular function, Leydig cell dysfunction and hypogonadism may develop prematurely, making T-GCT survivors at risk for androgen deficiency into adulthood [40].
Early diagnosis and treatment are important to preserve testicular function and to avoid the risk of malignant transformation [3].
Protection against the adverse effects of CPA on pubertal testicular function to improve the quality of their adult life is the challenge for clinicians and researchers.
Other studies showed spirulina minimising the adverse effects of chemotherapy on testicular function of both (http://www.ejmanager.com/mnstemps/36/36-1393854219.pdf) rats and (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278691507003316?via%3Dihub) mice , while yet another study showed spirulina protecting the reproductive function of male mice from (https://inis.iaea.org/search/searchsinglerecord.aspx?recordsFor=SingleRecord&RN=47091672) gamma radiation.

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