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Epidemiologic Aspects of the Relationship Between Temperature and Male Reproduction

  • Alfred Spira
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 286)

Abstract

The present knowledge about the relationship between temperature and male reproductive functions comes mainly from animal studies, from in vitro experiments and from clinical observations. In animals such as the rat, rabbit, dog, sheep, ram and bull, procedures such as experimental cryptorchidism, scrotal insulation, acute febrile illness, increased ambient temperature and experimental varicocele all alter the spermatogenic functions and inhibit spermatogenesis1.

Keywords

Semen Quality Febrile Patient Infertile Couple Male Reproduction Acute Febrile Illness 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred Spira
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERM U 292Hôpital de BicêtreLe Kremlin - Bicêtre CédexFrance

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