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Evaluation of the effect of vitamin D on sodium fluoride–induced toxicity in reproductive functions of male rabbits

Basem H Elesawy, Abd Al Rahman N Alghamdy, Ahmad El-Askary, Magdi M Salih.

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Abstract
Background: Fluorosis is an endemic problem in many countries of the world.

Aims and Objectives: To see the effect of fluoride on the reproductive system and to see the role, if any, of vitamin D analog paricalcitol on it.

Materials and Methods: Sixty rabbits were divided into four equal groups. Group I was fed on standard diet, Group II vehicle-treated control, Group III on sodium fluoride (NaF) 20 mg/kg body weight, and Group IV on NaF + paricalcitol.

Result: In Group III (fed on NaF) significant decrease in sperm count (P < 0.001) and motility (P < 0.001) was seen compared with control. With vitamin D analog paricalcitol, there was a significant improvement in the sperm count (P < 0.001) and motility (P < 0.01). All of these significant changes were evident by histopathological evaluation of testicular biopsies.

Conclusion: Vitamin D analog paricalcitol treatment showed a significant improvement in reproductive functions.

Key words: Fluoride; Paricalcitol; Sperm; Histopathological Evaluation


 
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Basem H Elesawy, Abd Al Rahman N Alghamdy, Ahmad El-Askary, Magdi M Salih (2016) Evaluation of the effect of vitamin D on sodium fluoride–induced toxicity in reproductive functions of male rabbits. Natl J Physiol Pharm Pharmacol, 6 (3), 222-225. doi:10.5455/njppp.2016.6.07022016116



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Basem H Elesawy, Abd Al Rahman N Alghamdy, Ahmad El-Askary, Magdi M Salih. 2016. Evaluation of the effect of vitamin D on sodium fluoride–induced toxicity in reproductive functions of male rabbits. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 6 (3), 222-225. doi:10.5455/njppp.2016.6.07022016116



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Basem H Elesawy, Abd Al Rahman N Alghamdy, Ahmad El-Askary, Magdi M Salih. "Evaluation of the effect of vitamin D on sodium fluoride–induced toxicity in reproductive functions of male rabbits." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 6 (2016), 222-225. doi:10.5455/njppp.2016.6.07022016116



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Basem H Elesawy, Abd Al Rahman N Alghamdy, Ahmad El-Askary, Magdi M Salih. "Evaluation of the effect of vitamin D on sodium fluoride–induced toxicity in reproductive functions of male rabbits." National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology 6.3 (2016), 222-225. Print. doi:10.5455/njppp.2016.6.07022016116



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Basem H Elesawy, Abd Al Rahman N Alghamdy, Ahmad El-Askary, Magdi M Salih (2016) Evaluation of the effect of vitamin D on sodium fluoride–induced toxicity in reproductive functions of male rabbits. National Journal of Physiology, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, 6 (3), 222-225. doi:10.5455/njppp.2016.6.07022016116