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Table 1 Ejaculate parameters of seminal fluids of infertile patients (n = 60) and healthy donor (n = 60) (Mean ± SD)

From: Study of the effects of oral zinc supplementation on peroxynitrite levels, arginase activity and NO synthase activity in seminal plasma of Iraqi asthenospermic patients

  Volume (mL) Sperm count (×106) Progressive sperm motility (%) Normal sperm form (%)
Healthy donors G1 2.8 ± 0.53 77 ± 9 69 ± 8 38 ± 9
Patients before treatment G2 1.83 ± 0.66* 47 ± 21* 21 ± 9* 21 ± 11
(P-value = 0.042) (P-value = 0.023) (P-value = 0.00) (P-value = 0.052)
Patients after treatment G3 2.39 ± 0.9** 70 ± 15 39 ± 14** 33 ± 7**
(P-value = 0.037) (P-value = 0.03) (P-value = 0.05) (P-value = 0.041)
  1. Sn1*: significance versus group I (Healthy donors).
  2. Sn2**: significance versus group II (Patients before treatment).