Blood lead concentration and delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase activity in adult Bufo arenarum.

@article{Arrieta2000BloodLC,
  title={Blood lead concentration and delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase activity in adult Bufo arenarum.},
  author={Miguel Angel Zorrozua Arrieta and Stefano Peri and Carina D Apart{\'i}n and Carolina E. Rosenberg and Nilda Ester Fink and Alfredo Salibi{\'a}n},
  journal={Archives of physiology and biochemistry},
  year={2000},
  volume={108 3},
  pages={
          275-80
        }
}
The effects of sublethal doses of lead (as acetate) on blood parameters of adult male Bufo arenarum were studied. Toads received one single injection with 10, 25, 50 or 100 mg/kg of body weight, equivalent to approximately 1/90-1/10 of the 120 h-LD50; seven days after the injections, the hematocrit and the blood delta-aminolevulinic acid dehydratase (ALAD) activity were measured. Hematocrit of lead-injected animals did not exhibit significant changes respective to controls that received sodium… CONTINUE READING

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