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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
- Mercuric chloride
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Water Science and Technology