Author : H. Asker, Mohammed
The Antioxidative Action of Dehydroepandrosterone (DHEA) on the Testicular Histology in adult mice treated with two doses of Nitrofu-rantoin
journal of kerbala university,
2014, Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 58-67
The antioxidant role of Dehydroepiandrosterone(DHEA) was investigated against two dose of Nitrofurantoin (NFT). Seventy-two adult albino mice were divided in to six equal groups. (G1) control, (G2) received 2 mg/kg B.w of DHEA, (G3) received oral dose of 1.5 mg/kg B.W NFT, (G4) received oral dose of 3 mg/kg B.W of NFT,(G5) received DHEA and 1.5 mg kg/B.w NFT and (G6) received DHEA and 3 mg/kg B.w NFT. Histopathological examination of testes was studied after 30 and 60 day of the experiment and revealed a great number of testicular damage including interstitial hemorrhage and vacuoles, abnormal immature spermatozoa, atrophy in germ cells with severe damage and necrosis of tubules in Nitrofuantoin treated mice. In conclusion, this study showed that NFT has deleterious effect on the reproductive function of male mice and DHEA can protect this system against this harmful effect induced by NFT through its antioxidative activity.