Eweka AO

Dr, Department of Anatomy, School of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City Edo State, Nigeria

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  • Original Article   
    Histological Studies of the Effects of Monosodium Glutamate on the Ovaries of Adult Wistar Rats
    Author(s): Eweka AO* and Om’Iniabohs FAE

    Background: Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a commonly used food additive and there is growing concern that this may play a critical role in the aethiopathogenesis of anovulatory infertility. Objectives: The effect of monosodium glutamate (MSG) used as food additive on the ovaries of adult Wistar rat was investigated. Methods: Adult female Wistar rats (n=24) weighing between 182 to 186grams were randomly assigned into three groups A, B and C of (n=8) in each group. The treatment groups (A and B) were given 0.04mg/kg body weight and 0.08mg/kg of monosodium glutamate thoroughly mixed with the grower's marsh, respectively on a daily basis. The control group (C); received equal amount of feeds (Growers' mash) without monosodium glutamate added for fourteen days. The grower's mash was obtai.. Read More»

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