Distribution of cadmium in ovaries, adrenals and pituitary gland after chronic administration in rats.

Abstract

Wistar rats were given 0.25, 0.5 or 1.0 mg/kg/week CdCl2 for 14, 18 or 22 weeks and the body weight, Cd content of ovaries, adrenals, pituitary gland, furthermore the progesterone and oestradiol-17 beta secretion of ovary were checked. Cd treatment caused a slight decrease in the body weight, but failed to alter the weight of endocrine organs. CdCl2 in a… (More)

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