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The Effect of the Alcoholic Extract of Walnut on the Testis Tissue of Adult Male Rats
M Abedinzade, M Mokhtari, S Zarbakhsh, SN Nasseran
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Background & aim: Given the widespread use of walnut in the cooking and medical applications, in the present study, the possible effects of the alcoholic extract of walnut on the testis and reproductive activity of adult male rats were studied. Methods: In the present experimental study, forty adult male Wistar rats weighing 250-300 grams were divided into five groups. The control group did not receive any treatment. Normal saline was intraperitoneally injected to the control group. Experimental groups received three different doses of alcoholic extract of walnut: 10, 20 and 50 mg/ kg intraperitoneally/daily, respectively. The testes were removed from the abdomen and the tissue sections were studied. The gathered data were analyzed using One-way Analysis of variance and Tukey's range test. Results: Results indicated that walnut extract affect the development and maintenance of spermatogenesis to its final stages, and increased the number of sperms and interstitial cells in the testis. Alcoholic extract of walnut during the test instrument did not have much impact on the structure of the sperm tube tissue. Conclusion: The alcoholic extract of walnut led to the increased activity of the testis and interstitial cells, followed by an increase in sperm cells and reproductive activity of male rats.
Keywords: Walnut, Sperm, Rat, Testis
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2015/04/19 | Accepted: 2015/04/19 | Published: 2015/04/19

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