Increased urinary excretion of zinc and copper by mercuric chloride injection in rats

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The effects of HgCl2 on urinary excretion of Zn, Cu and metallothionein at different time intervals were observed in male Wistar rats. The rats were given a daily intraperitoneal injection of203HgCl2 (0.5 or 1.0 mg Hg kg−1) for 2 days.203Hg, Zn, Cu and metallothionein in urine, kidney and liver were analyzed. Significant increases in urinary Zn and Cu… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01079693

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