Bekhterev crystals

Bekhterev crystals (A. Boettcher; SYN. prostatic crystals) - crystals of phosphate salts spermina formed when standing in the air (especially when drying and cooling) mixed secret male sex glands (prostate juice mixed with sperm). Long prismatic or pyramidal crystals, sometimes fusiform or S-shaped needle, seen under the microscope, and often with the naked eye. Crystals Bekhterev dissolved in acid and alkali insoluble in alcohol and ether. In the court.-the honey. the practice of the presence of a crystal) can be used only with great caution as "proof spermatocele" origin. The presence of crystals Bechterev in seed indicates prestatore. Cm. also Sperm.