The effects of propofol and midazolam on rat spermatogenic parameters [Efeitos do propofol e midazolam em pardmetros espermatogenicos em ratos]

Celaleddin S., Volkan K.

Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia, vol.72, no.5, pp.0-1730, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1678-4162-11909
  • Journal Name: Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinaria e Zootecnia
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.0-1730
  • Keywords: propofol, midazolam, sperm
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


© (publication year), (publisher). All rights reserved.There is a need for various anesthetic agents to obtain sperm in the field of human and veterinary medicine. Propofol and midazolam are among the most preferred among these agents. The aim of this study was to determine how sperm paramaters are affected according to the anesthetic agent used. Propofol (2mg/kg) and midazolam (3,5-7,5mg/kg) were administered twice a day (morning-evening) for one week. As a result of this study, there was no statistical difference in sperm density and abnormal sperm rates (respectively P=0,673, P=0,479). Sperm motility rates are similar in the control and propofol groups, while the motility rate in the midazolam group is statistically lower. (Control group %85 – Midazolam group %68.75 – Propofol group %83.75), (P<0.05). As a result of this study, the confidence interval of propofol was higher than the other anesthetic agents used for sperm retrieval.