The effect of lathyrism on dentin structure of the rat incisors: a morphometric and scanning electron microscopic investigation.

BACKGROUND The present study was designed to study the effect of beta-aminopropionitrile (beta-APN), present in Lathyrus sativus grass pea consumed in drought prone areas, on dentin of the continuously erupting rat incisors. METHODS Eighteen adult male rats were used. In the experimental group (18 rats), lathyrism was induced by a once daily subcutaneous… CONTINUE READING