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Title: Effects of cadmium on growth, sexual development, and metabolism in female rats

Abstract

Female rats were exposed to cadmium by multiple intramuscular injections of 250 ..mu..g CaCl/sub 2/ for 54 days. Activity and haircoat were affected, sores on the sites of injection and persistent diestrus were observed in the treated rats. Morphological examination of organs revealed a smaller weight and size in reproductive organs and pituitary, but enlargement of liver, spleen, and kidney. The resistance to cadmium toxicity in female rats may be due to the elevated hepatic enzymatic demethylation activity.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Missouri, Columbia
OSTI Identifier:
7316450
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Res. Commun. Chem. Pathol. Pharmacol.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 16:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CADMIUM; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; CADMIUM CHLORIDES; FEMALES; GONADS; GROWTH; HAIR; INTRAMUSCULAR INJECTION; KIDNEYS; LIVER; METABOLISM; METHYLATION; MORPHOLOGICAL CHANGES; ORGANS; PITUITARY GLAND; RATS; REPRODUCTION; SEX; SIZE; SPLEEN; TOXICITY; WEIGHT; ANIMALS; BODY; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; CADMIUM HALIDES; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHLORIDES; CHLORINE COMPOUNDS; DIGESTIVE SYSTEM; ELEMENTS; ENDOCRINE GLANDS; GLANDS; HALIDES; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; INJECTION; INTAKE; MAMMALS; METALS; RODENTS; SKIN; VERTEBRATES; 560305* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Vertebrates- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Der, R, Fahim, Z, Yousef, M, and Fahim, M. Effects of cadmium on growth, sexual development, and metabolism in female rats. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Der, R, Fahim, Z, Yousef, M, & Fahim, M. Effects of cadmium on growth, sexual development, and metabolism in female rats. United States.
Der, R, Fahim, Z, Yousef, M, and Fahim, M. Tue . "Effects of cadmium on growth, sexual development, and metabolism in female rats". United States.
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title = {Effects of cadmium on growth, sexual development, and metabolism in female rats},
author = {Der, R and Fahim, Z and Yousef, M and Fahim, M},
abstractNote = {Female rats were exposed to cadmium by multiple intramuscular injections of 250 ..mu..g CaCl/sub 2/ for 54 days. Activity and haircoat were affected, sores on the sites of injection and persistent diestrus were observed in the treated rats. Morphological examination of organs revealed a smaller weight and size in reproductive organs and pituitary, but enlargement of liver, spleen, and kidney. The resistance to cadmium toxicity in female rats may be due to the elevated hepatic enzymatic demethylation activity.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7316450}, journal = {Res. Commun. Chem. Pathol. Pharmacol.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 16:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {3}
}