Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Article

AJVS. 2020; 64(2): 102-109


Hematological, Biochemical and Histopathological Studies on the Prophylactic Effect of Zinc Sulphate Against Mercuric Chloride Toxicity in Rats

Shimaa A. Abd Elghani, Samah S. Oda, Hosam G. Tohamy, Mohamed A. Hashem.

Abstract
The present study was designed to investigate the prophylactic effect of zinc sulphate (ZnSo4) against mercuric chloride (HgCl2) toxicosis. Thirty rats were divided equally into three groups. The 1st group was kept as control, the 2nd group was injected subcutaneously (s/c) with 1 mg HgCl2 / kg BW three times weekly, and the 3rd group was administered ZnSo4 in drinking water (227 mg/liter) in combination with HgCl2 in the same dose, route and period of the 2nd group. The evaluated parameters were assessed after 4 weeks of the experiment. Results revealed that the rats of all treated groups did not show any significant change in white blood cells (WBCs), red blood cells (RBCs), hemoglobin concentration (HB), hematocrit (HCT) and platelets count. Also, serum total protein, albumin and globulin did not show any significant changes in the rats of all treated groups as compared to control one. While, blood urea, serum creatinine, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT) levels were significantly increased in rats of 2nd group compared to control. Moreover, mercuric chloride toxicosis induced significant oxidative and histopathological changes in liver and kidneys. Administration of zinc sulphate ameliorated some biochemical parameters, the oxidative and histopathological changes induced by mercuric chloride. It could be concluded that ZnSo4 has a protective value against HgCl2 induced toxicosis in rats.Keywords HgCl2, ZnSo4, kidney, liver enzymes, rats.

Key words: mercury, zinc


Full-text options

Full-text Article




Advertisement
American Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW




ScopeMed.com
BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.