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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2010, 20(2): 104-107 Back to browse issues page
The effects of N- acetyl- l- cysteine on reduction of semen viscosity
Keramatollah Dehghani *1, Farideh Foroughian , Ali Tajik , Parisa Taghavi4
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Background: Hyperviscous semen is an etiologic cause for male-related infertility which is related to function of oxidative systems in the cells. So, use of anti-oxidants may be useful. Hence, this study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of N-acetyl-l-cysteine in reduction of seminal viscosity.
Materials and methods: In this experimental study, 200 patients attending to urology clinic of Amiralmomenin hospital with hyperviscouse semen were selected and treated with N-acetyl-l-cysteine, 500 mg twice a day for one month. Sperm analysis was repeated after treatment and 10 days later.
Results: After treatment, the viscosity which was initially high in all patients was normal in 124 men (62%), high in 60 patients (30%), and low in 16 subjects (8%). Also sperm count, motility, and morphology were improved significantly after the treatment (p< 0.05).
 Conclusion: According to 70 percent efficacy for Nacetyl-l-cysteine and lack of any drug adverse effects, this therapeutic modality may be indicated upon with patient's conditions and physician's opinion.
Keywords: Viscosity, Semen, N-acetyl-l-cysteine.
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Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2010/09/4
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Keramatollah Dehghani, Farideh Foroughian, Ali Tajik, Parisa Taghavi4. The effects of N- acetyl- l- cysteine on reduction of semen viscosity. MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2010; 20 (2) :104-107
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Volume 20, Issue 2 (Summer 2010) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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