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Sperm Capacitation MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Sperm Capacitation
Tree Number(s)
G08.686.784.277.760
Unique ID
D013075
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013075
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Capacitation of Spermatozoa
Previous Indexing
Spermatozoa (1966-1971)
Public MeSH Note
73
History Note
73(72)
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/06/17
Sperm Capacitation Preferred
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