Male Reproductive Function and Semen

Themes and Trends in Physiology, Biochemistry and Investigative Andrology

  • Thaddeus Mann
  • Cecilia Lutwak-Mann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Thaddeus Mann, Cecilia Lutwak-Mann
    Pages 39-54
  3. Thaddeus Mann, Cecilia Lutwak-Mann
    Pages 55-81
  4. Thaddeus Mann, Cecilia Lutwak-Mann
    Pages 83-138
  5. Thaddeus Mann, Cecilia Lutwak-Mann
    Pages 139-159
  6. Thaddeus Mann, Cecilia Lutwak-Mann
    Pages 161-170
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-495

About this book


To present a coherent and meaningful survey of scientific research endeavour in an area that has expanded as fast as physiology and biochemistry of reproduction in the male is no mean task these days. No less prodigious than the growth of knowledge of male reproductive function has been the rate at which the outpouring of publications on this subject has continued since the appearance of 'The Biochemistry of Semen and of the Male Reproductive Tract' in 1964. Since cyclopaedic treatment of this vast literature did not appeal to us, we have made no attempt either to rehash the material contained in that book or to enlarge the bibliography beyond the nearly 3500 references included in the present treatise. At the same time, whilst writing, we felt strongly that to advance, it is necessary to understand the past, and for this reason we have not hesitated to refer (especially in the introductory chapter) to a number of those fundamental early discoveries in which today's knowledge is deeply and firmly rooted.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Thaddeus Mann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cecilia Lutwak-Mann
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Endocrinology and Reproduction Research BranchNational Institute of Child Health and Human DevelopmentBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Physiology of ReproductionUniversity of CambridgeEngland
  3. 3.Agricultural Research Council Unit of Reproductive Physiology and BiochemistryUniversity of CambridgeEngland

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