Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences
Physiological Society of Nigeria
Vol. 20, No. 1-2, 2005, pp. 54-57
Bioline Code: np05010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences, Vol. 20, No. 1-2, 2005, pp. 54-57
© Copyright 2005 - Physiological Society of Nigeria
THE REPRODUCTIVE DYSFUNCTION EFFECTS OF GASOLINE INHALATION IN ALBINO RATS.|
C. C. UGWOKE, E. D. NWOBODO, P. UNEKWE, M. ODIKE, S. T. CHUKWUMA and G. AMILO.
Daily exposure to fuel vapour may pose significant health risk to exposed individuals. Fifteen each of male and female albino rats weighing between 110-230g were divided into test (10) and control (5) groups each. The test animals were exposed to inhalation gasoline for one hour daily for twenty-one consecutive days. All animals were then bled and the serum levels of the reproductive hormones determined. The results showed significant (P<0.05) reduction in the serum levels of all the hormones of reproduction in both the male and female test animals. The results suggest that inhalation gasoline exposure significantly (P<0.05) lowers the levels of reproductive hormones in albino rats and may thus interfere with reproduction.
Gasoline, Wistar, hormones, reproduction.