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By Lars Bjorndahl, David Mortimer, Christopher L. R. Barratt, Jose Antonio Castilla, Roelof Menkveld, Ulrik Kvist, Juan G. Alvarez, Trine B. Haugen

ISBN-10: 0521735904

ISBN-13: 9780521735902

This useful, greatly illustrated instruction manual covers the systems which are undertaken in andrology and artwork laboratories to examine and examine male-factor infertility, and to arrange spermatozoa to be used in assisted perception treatment. The content material is gifted as short, authoritative overviews of the correct organic heritage for every zone, plus precise, step by step descriptions of the appropriate analytical approaches. each one technical part contains pertinent quality controls issues, in addition to the optimal presentation of effects. as well as the great 'basic' semen research, incorporating cautious research of sperm morphology, the instruction manual presents verified innovations for using computer-aided sperm research and sperm practical evaluate. during the instruction manual the translation of laboratory leads to the scientific context is highlighted, and secure laboratory perform is emphasised. it truly is a useful source to all scientists and technicians who practice diagnostic checking out for male-factor infertility.

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Wagner G, Sjöstrand NO. Autonomic pharmacology and sexual function. In: Sjösten A, ed. The Pharmacology and Endocrinology of Sexual function. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publishers 1988. 22. Amelar RD, Hotchkiss RS. The split ejaculate: its use in the management of male infertility. Fertil Steril 1965; 16: 46–60. 23. Björndahl L, Kjellberg S, Kvist U. Ejaculatory sequence in men with low sperm chromatin-zinc. Int J Androl 1991; 14: 174–8. 24. Kvist U. Sperm nuclear chromatin decondensation ability.

The smooth muscles in the whole system respond to noradrenergic α1-stimulation. g. g. phenylpropanolamine, as used against oedema in the nasal mucosa). The adrenergic neurons are inhibited by the cholinergic neurons that stimulate secretion. Thus, during formation of fluid during sexual arousal, emission is partly inhibited. Innervations of secretory cells The secretory cells in the epididymis, the vas deferens, the ampulla, the seminal vesicles, and the prostate are innervated by short, sympathetic, cholinergic neurons releasing acetylcholine.

Approximately corresponding to a total number of 22 × 106 per ejaculate in the study above, had a low (11%) chance of achieving a pregnancy within the next year, whereas men with >5 × 106/ml had a 62% probability of contributing to a pregnancy during the same time frame [25]. A cut-off of 5 × 106/ml was also found in one Danish study [26], while another Danish study advocates a cut-off concentration of 40 × 106 per ml (corresponding to ~170 × 106 spermatozoa per ejaculate). However, the confidence interval for this chosen level was zero to infinity, and the data given allowed the reader to recalculate a cut-off level close to 10 × 106/ml.

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