Alexandria Journal of Medicine

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Gold in semen: Level in seminal plasma and spermatozoa of normal and infertile patients

K.P. Skandhan, J. Valsa, B. Sumangala, V. Jaya


The study was conducted to understand the amount of gold in semen of normal and different infertile conditions. Gold was estimated in normal (n38) and pathological conditions (n86) by employing Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Gold level observed in seminal plasma was as follows: in normozoospermia (n38) – 17.0 lg%± 9.63; oligozoospermia (n23) – 13.0 lg% ± 0.73; oligoasthenozoospermia (n44) – 20.5 lg%5± .58 and in azoospermia (n19) 21.5 lg% ± 7.52. Gold level in sediment (spermatozoa) of normal was almost same as observed in its seminal plasma whereas in oligozoospermia and oligoasthenozoospermia the level was low.
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