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Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences
Physiological Society of Nigeria
ISSN: 0794-859X
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

 en 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.

Abstract

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.

Keywords
Gasoline, Wistar, hormones, reproduction.

 
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