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Controls of Sperm Motility: Biological and Clinical Aspects

by Claude Gagnon (Editor)

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Format: Library Binding, 352pp. 
ISBN: 0849368596
Publisher: CRC Press, LLC 
Pub. Date: July 1990

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This timely book provides the first comprehensive state-of-the-art updates on various aspects of sperm motility. The first section describes in detail the structures, molecules and regulatory mechanisms involved in sperm movement. Also reported are the effects of external milieu and egg factors on the initiation and types of sperm motility. The second section covers how to measure sperm motility in human semen and in capacitating media. The book addresses the prognostic value of motility parameters in cases of infertility. It covers the clinical significance of various drugs and toxins on sperm motility and the clinical management of infertile males with sperm motility defects. This volume is indispensable to biochemists, cell biologists and andrologists interested in cell motility, and to urologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and endocrinologists involved in the management of infertility. It is of value to those in reproduction, animal science, veterinary science, and vertebrate zoology. The book contains basic and clinically relevant information for graduate students, researchers and clinicians.

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Presents both biological and clinical (but not bedroomal) considerations of the primary factor determining male fertility, the movement of sperm. Describes how sperm tails are assembled and the regulatory mechanisms controlling sperm movement, including the intercellular molecular mechanisms that are suspected of playing important roles. The discussion of clinical aspects considers the conditions and parameters of evaluating human sperm, and the most effective methods. Reviews the environmental toxins and inhibitory substances in the semen that are increasingly thought to pose a major threat to fertility. Also addresses the importance of sperm motility parameters in predicting fertility, and the management of asthenozoospermia. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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