Mercuric chloride induced changes in the histology of the testis and serum testosterone in adult albino rats

V. Ramalingam, S. Panneerdoss, M. Girija, S. Ilango

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Abstract

The effect of mercuric chloride (4mg/kg body weight, daily for 7 days) was seen on the serum testosterone as well as on the histology of the testis in adult albino rats. Mercuric chloride significantly reduced the body weight. The weight of the testis and accessory sex organ weigths were also reduced. Circulating testosterone level was decreased after the treatment. Light microscopic observations of the testis of mercuric chloride treated rats revealed several histological changes showing the adverse effects of mercuric chloride on the testis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-442
Number of pages4
JournalPollution Research
Volume20
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Histology
  • Mercuric chloride
  • Rat
  • Testis
  • Testosterone

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Water Science and Technology
  • Pollution

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