Reproductive Toxicity Of Sodium Valproate In Male Rats

Bairy, Laxminarayana K and Paul, Vijay and Rao, Yeshwanth (2010) Reproductive Toxicity Of Sodium Valproate In Male Rats. Indian J Pharmacol. , 42 (2). pp. 90-94.

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To assess the effects of sodium valproate on rat sperm morphology, sperm count, motility, and histopathological changes in testis. Materials and Methods:Male Wistar rats (12 week old) were treated with sodium valpraote and sacrificed at the end of 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 10th and 15th week after the last exposure to sodium valproate. Epididymal sperm count, sperm motility, sperm morphology, and histopathology of testes were analyzed. Results:Sperm count and sperm motility were decreased significantly by sodium valproate. The percentage of abnormal sperms increased in a dose-dependent manner. A histopathological study revealed that sodium valproate had caused sloughing of epithelial cells in testes.Conclusion: Sodium valproate causes reversible change in sperm motility, sperm count, morphology, and cytoarchitecture of testes

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cytoarchitecture Of Testis, Sodium Valproate, Sperm Count, Sperm Morphology, Sperm Motility
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2012 05:17
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2013 04:28

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