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Snake bite, a major socio-medical problem of south east asian countries is still depending on the usage of antisera as the one and only source of treatment, which has its own limitations. In India, mostly in rural areas, health centres are inadequate and the snake bite victims mostly depend on traditional healers and herbal antidotes, as an alternative(More)
This paper describes a quantitative and ultrastructural study of the degeneration of the intra-epithelial nerves in the epithelium of the lower respiratory tract of the cat following unilateral cervical infra-nodose vagotomy and section of the superior laryngeal nerve. A significant reduction in the number of intra-epithelial axons was found on the(More)
A quantitative ultrastructural study of intra-epithelial axons in the lower respiratory tract of the cat has compared the innervation at four airway levels, two extra- and two intrapulmonary. The morphology of intra-epithelial axons has been described, and their association with different epithelial cell types recorded. Their morphology suggests that most(More)
Trichloroethylene (TCE) has previously been shown, in adult mouse lung, to alter the distribution of phospholipid associated with the pulmonary surfactant and to affect the activity of phospholipase A2, an enzyme involved in synthesis of the surfactant. However there are no data available on the effects of maternal exposure to TCE on fetal lung development.(More)
Mercury ingested from dietary sources has potent neurotoxic and teratogenic effects. Initial studies have shown that mercury may also affect fetal lung development. Since these pulmonary effects may play a role in subsequent neonatal morbidity and mortality due to compromising of the development of the lung, mercury effects in fetal and neonatal lung were(More)