noun[mass noun] Medicine
Deficiency of sperm cells in the semen.
- The most common male infertility factors include: azoospermia (no sperm cells are produced) and oligospermia (few sperm cells are produced).
- Side effects include bone marrow toxicity, hepatitis, reversible oligospermia, yellow discoloration of urine and of soft contact lenses, nausea, headache, and abdominal discomfort.
- The use of sulphasalazine, the oldest of these, has become less popular because of side effects including nausea, skin rashes, and reversible oligospermia.
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