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Endocrinology

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Capacitance of sperm takes place in (AIIMS MAY 2010)



A Seminiferous tubules
B Epididymis

C Vas deference
D Uterus

Ans. D Uterus
  1. Spermatozoa leaving the testes are not fully mobile. They continue their maturation and acquire motility during their passage through the epididymis.
  2. Their capacity to produce fertilization is further enhanced if they spend more additional time in the FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE TRACT mainly uterus.
  3. The initial process occurring in the female reproductive tract is known as capacitation Q. It makes the spermatozoa better able to adhere to the ovum. Q.
  4. Note: Spermatozoa are stored in epididymis. Spermatozoa maturation and motility acquired during their passage through epididymis.

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