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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
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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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Although the spermatic quality decreased after cryopreservation in the present study, mainly related to losses in spermatic motility, the proper fertilization rate observed might be related to the high vigor (3.17 points) of spermatic cells.
In the present study, a negative correlation existed between sperm chromatin integrity with sperm count, normal morphology and progressive motility by TB and AB staining, cut-off value in specificity and sensitivity of AB and TB staining was considered as a predictor for male infertility.
This suggests that the change of PHB expression may affect sperm motility. PHB may play a role in regulating mitochondrial respiration activity and aging.
Treatment with Trolox or CoQ-10 reduced the total motility in the cooled group after 24 hours (Figure 1B).
Although different studies showed contrasting results, it is possible to consider a physiological role of leptin on sperm motility. In fact, studies in which the seminal plasma studied had high concentrations of leptin showed that this adipokine was inversely correlated with sperm motility.
After that, 250 [micro]l of the supernatant with spermatozoa was recovered and concentrated by centrifugation at 300xg during 3 min; sperm pellet was then analyzed for sperm concentration and sperm motility.
Progressive spermatozoa motility for control was higher than all of the other variables (water-based, oil-based, silicone-based, fertility lubricant) tested.
Role of glutathione peroxidase in protecting mammalian spermatozoa from loss of motility caused by spontaneous lipid peroxidation.
Motility is one important function of the male gametes (sperm), which allows them to actively reach and penetrate the female gametes (eggs).
is to provide an overview of the available evidence on GI motility disorders in cirrhosis and their clinical implications.
Aim of the study: the present in-vitro study aimed at finding out the efficacy of Baker's yeast extractions, probiotic antioxidant, in scavenging the OSS mediated damage on sperm motility,progressive motility and vitality as welle as comparing this potency to that of Vitamin E in infertile men attending Hawaa fertility center in Benha City, Qaliubiya, Egypt.