seminal fluid


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seminal fluid

n.
See semen.

sem′inal flu′id


n.
the fluid component of semen, excluding the sperm.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seminal fluid - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tractseminal fluid - the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
milt - seminal fluid produced by male fish
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon - the male reproductive cell; the male gamete; "a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"
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The normal seminal fluid reference points were according to WHO criteria sperm concentration ( [greater than or equal to] 20 millions sperms/ml), morphology ([greater than or equal to] 30% sperms), motility ([greater than or equal to] 50% sperms with forward motility category a and b or [greater than or equal to] 25% sperms with category A).
The prostate is a secretory gland surrounding the urethra at the base of the bladder producing the seminal fluid providing nutrients, ions and enzymes necessary for the survival of the spermatozoids during their journey through the female reproductive tract.
Seminal fluid as a regulator of cervical inflammation and cancer
LDH is an intracellular enzyme and increased levels in the seminal fluid may be an indication of the integrity of the sperm plasma membrane.
The bugs can still produce seminal fluid, so mating rituals go on per usual, but the fruit of the coupling are sterile eggs that don't hatch.
(David Foster Wallace would surely approve.) Boninsegni calls them "transitional objects for those who are about to become old." Feeling middle age upon him, and annual prostate checks with it, the thirty-six-year-old artist made his alarm manifest in these wonderfully weird Dorian Gray-lite artifacts of the organ that, of course, stores and secretes seminal fluid. A third series, "Ghost and Splat," 2011, strikes a similarly ambivalent masculine note: five ink drawings that attempt (and fail) to reproduce Mike Kelley's Garbage Drawing #37, 1988, with its jokey wave-curl and beer cans.
Both drugs are already approved to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate, the gland in males that helps produce seminal fluid. FDA will weigh the panel's recommendation before making its final decisions.
According to the treatment, individual sperm are separated from the surrounding seminal fluid by a centrifuge, a device that separates components of a liquid as it spins at high speed.
To better understand the distribution of miRNA in body fluids, we examined the spectrum of miRNA in 12 fluids: plasma, saliva, tears, urine, amniotic fluid, colostrum, breast milk, bronchial lavage, cerebrospinal fluid, peritoneal fluid, pleural fluid, and seminal fluid from normal individuals.
The 25kDa proteins are possibly correlated with tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-2, previously purified from seminal fluid (McCAULEY et al., 2001).
As is the case for sexual transmission, the risk of HCV transmission through seminal fluid is also controversial.