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motile

1. capable of moving spontaneously and independently
2. Psychol a person whose mental imagery strongly reflects movement, esp his own

motile

[mōd·əl]
(biology)
Being capable of spontaneous movement.
(psychology)
An individual characterized by motor-type mental imagery which takes the form of inner feelings of action.
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Genetic analysis of surface motility in Acinetobacter baumannii.
The time of collection and when the semen was liquefied must be reported, as a delay of longer than an hour may adversely affect sperm motility.
The research comes as a separate study found that men who take moderate exercise can also positively impact their sperm motility.
saying "I think motility is most important for couples who are trying to
1995; Donoghue and Donoghue, 1997) to semen in order to improve sperm preservation during storage of liquid semen, there has not been any consistent improvement in the maintenance of sperm motility or fertility during liquid semen storage with these additives.
Motility is regarded as one of the most important parameters related to sperm quality, and asthenospermia is a common reason for male infertility.
Despite this the two values are far below the normal value for sperm motility (50% or greater).
The joint research results indicate that the high mineral water can inhibit the proliferation and motility of Helicobacter pylori.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of sildenafil on gallbladder motility.
MONTREAL -- Three out of four commonly used vaginal lubricants caused significant decreases in sperm motility in a prospective, controlled study--and it appears that these and other lubricants can impact chromatin integrity as well, Ashok Agarwal, Ph.
In fact, the loss of motility observed with three of the four lubricants studied "is similar [in magnitude] to the loss of motility found with contraceptive gels," he said.
This UK study of 106 HIV-positive men shows that HIV infection has a significant effect on sperm parameters, such as ejaculate volume, sperm concentration, total sperm count, progressive motility and normal morphology, all of which were significantly lower than in a control group of 234 HIV-negative men.