The role of trace elements in male infertility.

  title={The role of trace elements in male infertility.},
  author={Fadi R. Abou-Shakra and Neil I. Ward and Deborah Everard},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  volume={52 2},
The elemental status of seminal plasma collected from four populations subdivided on the basis of sperm counts is presented. Elemental analysis was performed by inductively coupled plasma-source mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) for calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, lead, rubidium, selenium, vanadium, and zinc. The majority of elements reflected no statistically significant differences among the four groups. The role of trace elements in… CONTINUE READING


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