Regressive or lethal lead encephalopathy in the suckling rat. Correlation of lead levels and morphological findings.


Lead encephalopathy was produced in immature Sprague-Dawley rats with an intraperitoneal (IP) injection of 60 micrograms/g body weight of lead acetate administered daily from the fifth day after birth. Macroscopic and light microscopic study of the nervous system, estimations of the blood-brain barrier permeability to proteins and brain water content were… (More)


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