Teratogenicity of monocrotophos in rats and rabbits

  title={Teratogenicity of monocrotophos in rats and rabbits},
  author={A. S. Janardhan and Pramila Sisodia and P R Pentiah},
Three dosage levels of Monocrotophos, an organophosphorous pesticide, were selected for teratogenicity studies. Four groups of rats, each consisting of twenty pregnant rats, were dosed orally with 0.0 (control) 1. 2, 1.8 and 2.4 mg/kg/day from day 6 to I5 of pregnancy. In another series, same dose levels of the test drug were administered to four groups of rabbits each consisting of four pregnant rabbits, through 6th to 18th day of gestation. Monocrotophos had no dysmorphogenic effect on the… CONTINUE READING

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