Effects of the high methylmercury dose used in the collaborative behavioral teratology study on brain anatomy.


Pregnant rats were injected with 0, 6 or 10 mg/kg of methylmercuric chloride on Days 6-9 of gestation. Dams given the 10 mg/kg dose failed to deliver young or produced stillborn. External morphology was normal for rats given either the 0 or 6 mg/kg dose. Whole brains were examined from male and female rats, 21 or 90 days old. External brain dimensions were… (More)