Cocaine and spermUploader: Cesar 26 days ago Subscribe 3231
This leads to a decline in the hormones needed to create sperm. Mucus penetration by washed sperm was also evaluated. Long-term use of this class of drugs, which includes heroin, OxyContin and vicodin, can damage the male reproductive system because it suppresses the hormone GnNH, which is normally secreted by the organ that controls the pituitary gland. The ability of cocaine to decrease the percentage of motile sperm at high concentrations may explain the decreased sperm motility associated with cocaine use. All of this is bad news for sperm production. This is what drugs do to your sperm. The National Health and Medical Research Council recommends men and women drink no more than four standard drinks on a single occasion to avoid health effects. Normal semen samples were exposed to concentrations of cocaine ranging from 10 to 10 -4 M. Cocaine's ability to augment sperm penetration at low concentrations suggests an interaction of cocaine with the sperm adrenergic system.