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Sperm Capacitation

"Sperm Capacitation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The structural and functional changes by which SPERMATOZOA become capable of oocyte FERTILIZATION. It normally requires exposing the sperm to the female genital tract for a period of time to bring about increased SPERM MOTILITY and the ACROSOME REACTION before fertilization in the FALLOPIAN TUBES can take place.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sperm Capacitation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sperm Capacitation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 17 publications over 14 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2012 and 2015 and 2016
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