Vas deferens

Effects of Thymoquinone, the Major Constituent of Nigella sativa Seeds, on the Contractile Responses of Rat vas Deferens

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We have evaluated the effects of thymoquinone on smooth muscle contraction in the isolated rat epididymal vas deferens using tension recording technique. The contractile responses to norepinephri...

I can't believe I'm asking this!

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Section: news & trends Q: "I'd like my husband to get a vasectomy, but when I bring it up, he turns pale. Does it hurt?"

A: Conventional snip 'n' clip vasectomy involves a 1/2-inchlong incision in his exquisitely sensitive scrotum, then cutting, burning, or tying off the sperm-carrying tubes called the vas deferens. Once anesthesia wears off, it can be painful for 3 days. A better, no-scalpel option: The doc works through a tiny puncture in the scrotum. Ice and Tylenol ease any aches in the first 24 hours, says Marc Goldstein, MD, of New York Weill Cornell Medical College.

Surgery-Free Vasectomy

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A no-cut procedure could take most of the pain and fear out of a vasectomy.

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