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Hypothesis to Explain Subfertile Semen

  • Adrian W. Zorgniotti
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 286)

Abstract

There is general agreement that even small increases in temperature from experimental application of external heat can cause disruption of spermatogenesis and sperm maturation with alteration of semen parameters. It is now apparent that intrinsic elevation of temperature can be identified in the presence of subfertile semen. Such increases in temperature above normal appear small: 0.5 – 1.5°C.

Keywords

Superior Mesenteric Artery Renal Vein Sperm Maturation Spermatic Vein Scrotal Skin 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian W. Zorgniotti
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  1. 1.Department of UrologyNew York University School of MedicineUSA

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