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Diagnostic value of determination of acid and alkaline phosphatase levels in the seminal plasma of infertile males.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7283186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To investigate the diagnostic value of phosphatases in seminal plasma, the levels of acid phosphatase and alkaline phosphatase were determined in 15 fertile subjects as well as in 26 cases of oligoasthenozoospermia. Statistical analysis of obtained data showed that acid phosphatase is a reliable parameter of prostatic function in cases of infection, while alkaline phosphatase may prove to be a non-specific parameter of subfertile semen. Alkaline phosphatase was significantly diminished in both oligozoospermia and azoospermia with and without infection or varicocele.
S M Girgis; M K Deinasury; M El-Kodary; B Metawy; M M Moussa; N Momen; S M Saleh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Andrologia     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0303-4569     ISO Abbreviation:  Andrologia     Publication Date:    1981 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-11-18     Completed Date:  1981-11-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423506     Medline TA:  Andrologia     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  330-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acid Phosphatase / blood*
Alkaline Phosphatase / blood*
Clinical Enzyme Tests
Diagnosis, Differential
Infertility, Male / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Oligospermia / diagnosis*
Prostatitis / diagnosis
Reference Values
Reg. No./Substance:
EC Phosphatase; EC Phosphatase

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