Relationship between Zinc Concentrations in Seminal Plasma and Various Sperm Parameters

  title={Relationship between Zinc Concentrations in Seminal Plasma and Various Sperm Parameters},
  author={Hideki Fuse and T. Kazama and Shoichiro Ohta and Yasuyoshi Fujiuchi},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
The zinc concentration in seminal plasma from 98 infertile male patients and 8 fertile males was measured. The zinc concentration of the seminal plasma in azoospermic and oligoasthenozoospermic patients was significantly lower than that in the other groups (each, p<0.05). The seminal plasma zinc concentration in asthenozoospermic males was significantly higher than that in any other group (p<0.05). There was a positive correlation of zinc concentration with sperm concentration (r=0.33, p<0.05… 

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