Effect of Mucuna pruriens on oxidative stress mediated damage in aged rat sperm.

  title={Effect of Mucuna pruriens on oxidative stress mediated damage in aged rat sperm.},
  author={Sekar Suresh and Elumalai Prithiviraj and Seppan Prakash},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  volume={33 1},
Mucuna pruriens Linn., a leguminous plant, has been recognized as an aphrodisiac and spermatogenic agent. Protective efficacy of M. pruriens on reactive oxygen species (ROS)-induced pathophysiological alterations in structural and functional integrity of epididymal sperm in aged Wister albino rat was analysed. Animals were grouped as groups I, II, III and IV, i.e. young (control), aged, aged treated with ethanolic extract (200 mg/kg b.w.) of M. pruriens and young rats treated with M. pruriens… 

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