Glossary

Teratospermia

Condition characterized by the presence of malformed spermatozoa in semen.

Testicles

The male gonad (there are two testicles in the male genital tract) that produces sperm and hormones.

Testosterone

The male hormone responsible for the formation of secondary sex characteristics and for supporting the sex drive. Testosterone is also necessary for spermatogenesis (sperm development).

TFNA (Testicular Fine Needle Aspiration)

Minimally invasive technique to recover sperm where the testis are punctured for sperm aspiration.

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