ELF magnetic field effects on fatty-acid composition of phospholipid fraction and reproduction of rats' testes.
Published in: Electromagn Biol Med 2002; 21 (1): 19-29
Aim of study (acc. to author)
continuous for 3 h/day for 5 weeks
- effects on the reproductive system: sperm count (haemocytometer) and morphology (number of normal sperms, abnormal sperms, sperms with malformed heads, lack of hook, banana-like heads, hammer-heads, coiled tails, abnormal midsections and tails, multiple malformations, abnormal cytoplasmic droplets, isolated heads; hematoxylin-eosin stain) (microscopy) in epididymis; fatty acid content of phospholipids in testis cell membranes (conversion into methyl esters, gas chromatography)
- morphol./histopathol. changes: histopathology of testis tissue (hematoxylin-eosin stain, microscopy)
- endocrine changes: testosterone level in blood plasma
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Main outcome of study (acc. to author)
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