Attenuation of benzanthrone toxicity by ascorbic acid in guinea pigs.


Oral administration of benzanthrone (BA) (50 mg/kg body wt/day) to guinea pigs for 30 days resulted in depletion of ascorbic acid (ASA) in the liver, adrenals, and blood serum and in growth retardation (36%) and an increase (18%) in relative liver weight when compared to controls. BA treatment showed a tendency toward normocytic anemia with a decrease in… (More)


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