Volgograd Journal of Medical Research
Quarterly Journal of Science and Practice

UDK: 615.015:546.46:591.16

Influence of alimentary hypomagnesemia on processes of reproduction in male rats

A. A. Spasov, A. Yu. Getmanenko, L. I. Bugaeva, S. A. Lebedeva, T. M. Korjova, E. A. Kuzubova, M. S. Maltsev

Волгоградский государственный медицинский университет; Научно-исследовательский институт фармакологии; Волгоградский медицинский научный центр


Sexual behavior and the condition of spermatogenesis in male rats with experimentally induced alimentary deficiency of magnesium have been studied. In sexual behavior, reduced receptive sexual motivation was registered. In spermato- genesis, an increased number of degenerative and immobile forms of spermatozoa, as well as degenerative processes in the epithelium of the seminiferous tubules (inhibition of meiotic activity, increased number of tubules with desquamat- ed epithelium) and decreased spermatogenesis index were observed.


magnesium deficiency, reproductive function, sexual behavior, spermatogenesis