Hyperosmolality in intraluminal fluids from hamster testis and epididymis: a micropuncture study

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Science  04 Feb 1977:
Vol. 195, Issue 4277, pp. 492-493
DOI: 10.1126/science.835008


Intraluminal fluids from hamster seminiferous tubules, rete testis, and caput, corpus and cauda epididymidis were obtained in vivo by micropuncture. Rete testis fluid is isosmolar with serum. Fluids from the seminiferous tubules and all sites in the epididymis are hyperosmolar.