seminiferous tubule


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seminiferous tubule

[¦sem·ə¦nif·rəs ′tü‚byül]
(anatomy)
Any of the tubercles of the testes which produce spermatozoa.
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The basal membrane together with the Sertoli cells, which delimit the seminiferous tubule, comprise the blood-testis barrier (Weinbauer et al.
Testicular tissue includes Leydig cells, which produce androgenic hormones, and Sertoli cells, which form the structure of the seminiferous tubules and support the production and maturation of the germ cells that develop into sperm.
Effect of treatment with nandrolone decanoate in diameter of the seminiferous tubule ([micro]m), height of seminiferous epithelium ([micro]m) and total length of the seminiferous tubule (CTTS) per gram of testis of sedentary rats and trained.
2005, High doses of nandrolone decanoate reduce volume of testis and length of seminiferous tubules in rats.
Intraluminal colonization into the seminiferous tubules in mice
Inhibition of rat spermatogenesis and seminiferous tubule growth after short-term and long-term administration of a monoamine oxidase inhibitor.
In the seminiferous tubules of sexually mature animals, the spermatogenic cells are not randomly arranged, but organized as a well-defined series of cellular associations or stages.
As noted in the previous section, the lobules of the testis are filled with tightly compacted bundles of seminiferous tubules (Figure 5-15a).
Blocking testosterone prevents only the initial step of sperm development, the release of precursor cells in the hundreds of seminiferous tubules of the testes.
The ultrastructure of the boundary tissue of the seminiferous tubule in the testis of the domestic fowl (Gallus domesticus).