Effect of cooling, freezing and thawing rates and storage conditions on preservation of human spermatozoa.

@article{Mahadevan1984EffectOC,
  title={Effect of cooling, freezing and thawing rates and storage conditions on preservation of human spermatozoa.},
  author={Maha M. Mahadevan and Alan O. Trounson},
  journal={Andrologia},
  year={1984},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={52-60}
}
Human spermatozoa was relatively resistant to cooling shock. However, when diluted semen was cooled faster than 10 degrees C per minute from room temperature (RT) to 5 degrees C and rewarmed to RT, percentage motility and percentage alive of spermatozoa decreased when compared to the slower cooling rates (less than 5 degrees C/min). The optimum cooling rate from RT to 5 degrees C resulting in maximum survival of human spermatozoa was found to be 0.5 to 1 degree per minute when cooled from RT to… CONTINUE READING

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