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Seminal fructose, citric acid and acid phosphatase before and after vasectomy in man.
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PMID:  736278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seminal fructose, citric acid and acid phosphatase were estimated from 23 healthy males before vasectomy and three months later. Each subject had children and the men volunteered for sterilization because other possibilities of contraception were inapplicable. Vasectomy was performed under local anesthesia in the conventional manner. Semen of all patients was azoospermic three months after vasectomy. In this study, the amounts of seminal fructose and citric acid were significantly higher after vasectomy than before operation. The activity of seminal acid phosphatase was a little less, but the difference was not significant. The increase of seminal fructose and citric acid could be explained by the lack of spermatozoa, which normally use them into their metabolism.
V Nikkanen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Andrologia     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0303-4569     ISO Abbreviation:  Andrologia     Publication Date:    1978 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-03-28     Completed Date:  1979-03-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423506     Medline TA:  Andrologia     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  464-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acid Phosphatase / metabolism*
Citrates / metabolism*
Fructose / metabolism*
Middle Aged
Semen* / analysis,  enzymology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Citrates; 30237-26-4/Fructose; EC Phosphatase

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