Theoretical and Practical Considerations in Scrotal Temperature Measurement
Scrotal or testicular temperature measurement serves as a clinical and research tool to study temperature effects on spermatogenesis and its relation to semen quality. While accurate temperature determination may appear simple, in reality anatomic and thermodynamic considerations may make readings unrepeatable and therefore unreliable. A better understanding of the potential problems will facilitate the work of researchers and clinicians.
KeywordsHeat Flow Core Temperature Anterior Testis Scrotal Skin Elevated Testis Temperature
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