José R. C. Freitas

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Aqueous solutions of the molluscicidal latex of Euphorbia splendens are irritant to the rabbit eye in concentrations higher than 0.35% and to the rabbit skin in concentrations higher than 0.5%. Although this irritant potential does not preclude its use as a molluscicide, special precautions are recommended for handling and application of the product and the(More)
The in vivo pyrogen test is the main toxicological assay used in the quality control of injectable products, especially immunobiologicals. Pharmacopoeias state that, before the main test, a preliminary test must be conducted on all animals, and must follow the same conditions as the main test. The aim of this study was to determine the normal temperature(More)
An attempt was made to determine more accurately the density of molluskan populations in the Pampulha reservoir, using the quadrate method, intending to detect the fluctuation of the populations density, the habitat conditions and the possible competitive interactions among Biomphalaria tenagophila, Melanoides tuberculata, Pomacea haustrum and Biomphalaria(More)
Evidence that beta-myrcene (MYR) interferes with the metabolic activation of premutagens has been provided by in vitro studies. In order to determine whether MYR also interferes with the in vivo metabolism of xenobiotics, thereby modifying pharmacological responses to drugs, we investigated the effects of this monoterpene on pentobarbital (PT) sleeping time(More)
The development of integrated multitrophic aquaculture (IMTA) systems in Spain has been rather limited so far. However, trials carried out in recent years at experimental and at small industrial scale have been very promising. One of the most encouraging experiences involves the development of seaweed farming for human consumption in combination with mussel(More)
The small intestine plays a role in obesity as well as in satiation. However, the effect of physical exercise on the morphology and function of the small intestine during obesity has not been reported to date. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of physical exercise on morphological aspects of the rat small intestine during hypothalamic monosodium(More)
The aim of the present study was to compare the reliability of LD50 determination using the traditional Litchfield and Wilcoxon method with that obtained by four alternative tests requiring smaller numbers of animals, for the purpose of classifying chemicals according to their acute toxicity. Acute lethal dose determinations were carried out in mice for(More)
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