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The effect of sodium valproate on the biochemical parameters of reproductive function in male albino Wistar rats

Vijay, P and Yeshwanth, R and Bairy, KL (2008) The effect of sodium valproate on the biochemical parameters of reproductive function in male albino Wistar rats. Indian J Pharmacol, 40 (6). pp. 248-250.

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Abstract

Objective: To assess the effects of sodium valproate on intratesticular testosterone and lactic dehydrogenase level in rats.Methods: Male Wistar rats (12 weeks old) were treated with sodium valproate and sacrificed at the end of the 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 10th and 15th week, after the last exposure to sodium valproate. The testes were removed, weighed and processed for biochemical analysis.Results: The intratesticular testosterone level was significantly (P<0.001) reduced in 200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg treated rats. The intratesticular lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) level was significantly (P<0.001) increased by valproate in a time dependent manner.Conclusion: Valproate causes reversible change in intratesticular testosterone and LDH level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lactate dehydrogenase, sodium valproate, testosterone
Subjects: Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Anatomy
Medicine > MMMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2011 04:05
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2011 04:05
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/376

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