oligospermia


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oligospermia

[¦äl·ə·gō′spər·mē·ə]
(medicine)
Scarcity of spermatozoa in the semen.
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In addition to PC, the polymorphic CAG repeats have been associated with skin disorders [81, 82], breast cancer, polycystic ovary disease, Kennedy syndrome [83, 84], azoospermia, and oligospermia [85].
3, 4) the development of oligospermia, hypoplasia, congested blood vessel and exfoliated tubules but normal leydig cells.
reported that after 26 days of exposure to high altitude (2000 m to 5600 m), male healthy mountain trekkers living at sea level developed oligospermia, a reduction of the total number of motile sperms and an increase in abnormal or immature spermatozoa [8].
This substance appears to cause seminal disorders (oligospermia, reduced sperm motility and abnormal morphology) and infertility in 60% of men [19].
Metotreksat u ludzi wplywa na rozrodczosc zarowno w okresie leczenia, jak i przez krotki czas po jego zakonczeniu, powoduje zaburzenia plodnosci, oligospermia, zaburzenia miesiaczkowania oraz brak miesiaczki.
We hypothesized that the infertile couples with male factor (partner with azoospermia and also oligospermia) would be an ideal model to test the partner-specific protective immunity against preeclampsia as the women had no chance to develop adequate protective immunity via the partner's sperm exposure.Methods: This Single-center retrospective study included 508 infertile couples admitted to our IVF center between January 2001 and March 2008.
Reports obtained from eastern and southern parts of Nigeria stated that oligospermia and azoospermia are the common causes of male factor infertility which has been attributed to bacterial infections.[3,4]
One study in an African nation reported that azoospermia was present in 31% (192) and oligospermia in 69.40% (413) infertile African males (595) attending male infertility clinics.