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A preliminary study of oscillating electromagnetic field effects on human spermatozoon motility.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17019728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Some effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMFs) on human spermatozoa are reported. Significant increases in the values of the motility and of the other kinematic parameters have been observed when spermatozoa were exposed to an ELF-EMF with a square waveform of 5 mT amplitude and frequency of 50 Hz. By contrast, a 5 mT sine wave (50 Hz) and a 2.5 mT square wave (50 Hz) exposure did not produce any significant effect on sperm motility. The effects induced by ELF-EMF (50 Hz; 5 mT) during the first 3 h of exposure persisted for 21 h after the end of the treatment. These results indicate that ELF-EMF exposure can improve spermatozoa motility and that this effect depends on the field characteristics.
R Iorio; R Scrimaglio; E Rantucci; S Delle Monache; A Di Gaetano; N Finetti; F Francavilla; R Santucci; E Tettamanti; R Colonna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioelectromagnetics     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0197-8462     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioelectromagnetics     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-20     Completed Date:  2007-01-30     Revised Date:  2007-11-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008281     Medline TA:  Bioelectromagnetics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Technology, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cells, Cultured
Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation
Electromagnetic Fields*
Pilot Projects
Radiation Dosage
Sperm Count
Sperm Motility / radiation effects*
Spermatozoa / cytology,  physiology*,  radiation effects*

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