The process of spermatogenesis liberates significant heat and the scrotum has a role in body thermoregulation.

@article{Skandhan2007ThePO,
  title={The process of spermatogenesis liberates significant heat and the scrotum has a role in body thermoregulation.},
  author={Kalanghot Padmanabhan Skandhan and A Rajahariprasad},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2007},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={303-7}
}
The temperature in human testis is 2-3 degrees C less than that of body providing a suitable environment for sperm production. Pampiniform plexus play a major role in this. Authors question the full function of Pampiniform plexus; if it is sufficiently efficient to maintain the optimal temperature, why testes are not retained in abdomen. The present hypothesis states that during the process of spermatogenesis a large amount of heat is liberated as a bye product of energy utilization. Testes are… CONTINUE READING
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