Horma Darmani

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Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to tap water containing 0, 8,571, 17,143, or 34,286 ppm cypermethrin for 12 weeks. Based on water consumption per animal per day the rats received 13.15, 18.93, and 39.66 mg cypermethrin, respectively. Fertility was significantly reduced in male rats ingesting cypermethrin at a concentration of 13.15 and 18.93 mg(More)
The effect of long-term ingestion of manganese (II) chloride tetrahydrate was investigated on fertility of male and female Swiss mice. Adult male or female mice ingested a solution of manganese chloride along with drinking water at concentrations of 1000, 2000, 4000 and 8000 mg/l for 12 weeks. Fertility was significantly reduced in male mice exposed to(More)
The effects of an extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic field on the sex hormones and other fertility parameters of adult male Sprague-Dawley rats were investigated. Adult male rats were exposed to a 50 Hz sinusoidal magnetic field at approximately 25 microT (rms) for 18 consecutive weeks. There were no significant effects on the absolute body weight and(More)
Forty adult male Swiss mice were exposed to tap water containing 0, 40, 80, or 160 ppm amitraz for 12 weeks. Based on fluid consumption the mice received an average of 0, 5.42+/-0.47, 10.56+/-0.97, and 20.39+/-2.17 mg/kg/day amitraz, respectively. The average body weights gains and fluid consumption were significantly decreased in males exposed to amitraz(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined the effects of extracts of two chewing sticks on proliferation of fibroblasts and viability of cariogenic bacteria. METHODS Aqueous extracts of miswak (Salvadora persica; Arak tree) and derum (Juglans regia; walnut tree) were prepared and their effects investigated on growth of Balb/C 3T3 mouse fibroblasts by measuring the(More)
The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the effect of bisphenol A (BPA), a contaminant of resin-based dental composites and sealants, on the fertility of male mice. Forty adult male Swiss mice were divided into four groups of 10. BPA (5, 25 and 100 micro g kg(-1) [corrected] was administered intragastrically daily to the mice in the test groups and(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the toxic effects of different concentrations of sodium fluoride (200, 400 and 600 ppm NaF), administered in drinking water for 30 days, on the reproductive system of adult female Sprague-Dawley rats. The rats in the two higher-dosed groups showed clinical signs of toxicity unlike those exposed to NaF at a(More)
This study investigated the effects of leached components from a resin-based dental composite (Z-100) and bisphenol A (BPA) on female mouse fertility. Leached components or BPA (5, 25 and 100 microg kg(-1)) were administered intragastrically daily to the test and distilled water to the control groups for 28 d. Female mice were then mated with sexually(More)
Theoretical and experimental studies of thin liquid films show that, under certain conditions, the film thickness can undergo a sudden transition which gives a stable narrower film or ends in film rupture at spatially periodic points. Theoretical analysis have also indicated that similar transitions might arise in the thin aqueous layer separating(More)
To investigate the effects of an extremely low-frequency (ELF) magnetic field on their fertility, adult male and female Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to a 50 Hz sinusoidal magnetic field of approximately 25 microT (rms) for 90 days before they were mated with unexposed counterparts. Exposure to a 50 Hz field reduced male rat fertility. The number of(More)