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Concentrations of morphologically normal, motile spermatozoa: Mg, Ca and Zn in the semen of infertile men.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6867707     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Semen from infertile men (n = 23) has been compared with that of control subjects (n = 25). Whereas the concentrations of morphologically normal, motile sperms, Mg, Ca and Zn fell within the acceptable limits for all the control subjects, only two infertile men qualified by all five parameters. Of the patient group, seven were abnormal on all counts; sperm motility, Mg and Zn were low in 16, Ca in 19 and abnormal morphology was encountered in 12. Since there was no linear correlation between any two parameters, it is possible that each factor may singly or jointly influence the physiological integrity of the spermatozoa. The results are discussed from a consideration of pathological manifestations known to occur in deficiency of these trace elements à propos their role in determining the fertility index of the semen.
V K Pandy; M Parmeshwaran; S D Soman; J C Dacosta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-11     Completed Date:  1983-08-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Calcium / analysis*
Infertility, Male / metabolism*,  pathology
Magnesium / analysis*
Semen / analysis*
Sperm Motility
Spermatozoa / pathology
Zinc / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-66-6/Zinc; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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