Experimental studies on the influence of male alcoholism on testicular function, pregnancy and progeny

  • R. W. Klassen
  • T. V. N. Persaud
Part of the Advances in the Study of Birth Defects book series (ASBD, volume 2)


The problem of alcohol abuse has reached alarming proportions. Despite the increasing number of reports dealing with the medical, social and economical aspects of alcoholism, the production of alcoholic spirits continues to increase by nearly 10% annually1,2. The relationship of alcohol consumption to disease has been well documented; however, its total involvement indicates the necessity for further investigation3.


Sertoli Cell Seminal Vesicle Seminiferous Tubule Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Chronic Alcoholism 
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