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Azadirachta indica adversely affects sperm parameters and fructose levels in vas deferens fluid of albino rats.

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Post-Graduate Department of Zoology, Karnatak University, Dharwad 580 003, India.

Abstract

Azadirachta indica treatment for 24 days in albino rats resulted in a decrease in the total sperm count, sperm motility, and forward velocity in vas deferens fluid. The percentage of abnormal sperm increased and the fructose content decreased. As diminished levels of fructose parallel androgen deficiency, we conclude that reduced androgen levels resulting from the anti-androgenic property of A. indica leaves probably influences the physiological maturation of sperm.

PMID:
15198309
DOI:
10.1515/jbcpp.2003.14.4.387
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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