Mercury-induced alterations in rat kidneys and testes in vivo.

  title={Mercury-induced alterations in rat kidneys and testes in vivo.},
  author={P{\'e}ter Mass{\'a}nyi and Norbert Luk{\'a}{\vc} and Jana Slivkova and Jaroslav Kov{\'a}{\vc}ik and Alexander V Makarevich and Peter Chrenek and Robert Toman and Zsolt Forg{\'a}cs and Zolt{\'a}n Somosy and Robert M Stawarz and Grzegorz Formicki},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering},
  volume={42 7},
In this study effects of mercury administration on the kidney and testicular structure of adult rats were evaluated. Rats received mercury (HgCl2) in single intraperitoneal dose 20 mg HgCl2 (group A), 10 mg HgCl2 (group B) and 5 mg HgCl2 (group C) per kilogram of body weight and were killed after 48 hours following mercury administration. After the preparation of histological samples the results were compared with control group (K). In kidney decreased diameters of glomeruli and renal… CONTINUE READING