Gametes - The Spermatozoon

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J. G. Grudzinskas, J. L. Yovich
Cambridge University Press, Sep 7, 1995 - Medical - 316 pages
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This volume, and its companion volume on the oocyte, provide a wide-ranging analysis of the gametes and their reproductive role in humans. The authors give a detailed account of the spermatozoon that includes particularly helpful information on male infertility and its treatment. The book starts with an evolutionary perspective before focusing on the molecular and cellular biology of the sperm cell and its structure and function. It describes the development and maturation of sperm and their movement and transport in the male and female genital tract. It also covers practical issues such as sperm storage and assisted contraception. This volume will be an essential source of information for all clinicians and scientists with an interest in human reproduction.
 

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Contents

Evolution of human gametes spermatozoa
1
The mammalian sperm surface molecular and cellular aspects
20
Sperm structure and function
45
Tests of sperm function
70
The sperm cell genetic aspects
104
The motility of human spermatozoa before and after capacitation
122
Posttesticular sperm maturation and transport in the excurrent ducts
140
Sperm transport in the female genital tract
157
Sperm storage
192
Cell biology of human spermatozoa
206
Sperm antibodies formation and significance
237
Spermatogenesis
250
Sperm preparation for assisted conception
268
Bioethics and the spermatozoon reproductive destiny
282
Index
307
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Clinical disorders affecting semen quality
175

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