TITLE

Gossypol

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Gossypol, a yellowish protein found in cottonseed oil. It is used in feed supplements for livestock and in fungicides and pesticides. In China, gossypol has been used experimentally in contraceptive pills for men. It produces temporary infertility by inhibiting the locomotion and production of sperm. Fertility is restored by discontinuing use of the pill; within two to three months sperm production is back to normal.
ACCESSION #
37309462

 

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