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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

High blood pressure: How does it affect male fertility potential?

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Author Details: Amit Kant Singh, Santosh Kumar Sant, Ramji Singh, Arun Nagrath, Mohan Singh, ANG Hyder, R.K. Gupta,

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 48

Article End Page : 50



Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) are ubiquitous reactive derivatives of O2 metabolism found in the environment and in all biological systems. Within the cardiovascular system, ROS play a crucial physiological role in maintaining cardiac and vascular integrity and a pathophysiological role in cardiovascular dysfunction associated with several clinical conditions, including hypertension. It is known that oxidative stress affects the testicular function by disruption of germinal cell epithelial division and differentiation along with the induction of germ cell apoptosis


Key words: Reactive oxygen species, cardiovascular dysfunction, testicular function