Keywords : Ovaries

Histopathological alterations of male and female reproductive systems induced by alloxan in rats

Hana Kh. Ismail

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2021, Volume 35, Issue 2, Pages 223-226
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2020.126626.1351

The objective of this study is to determine the histological effects experimentally induced by injection of alloxan 100 mg/kg B.w. on the histopathological structure of reproductive organs of male and female albino rats. The results showed that treatment with alloxan cause alteration in testis include irregular shape and size of seminiferous tubules, irregular division of spermatid cells, degeneration and necrosis of Sertoli cells and paucity of sperms in the lumen of tubules. While histological examination of epididymis showed the lumen of it free from sperms, thickening of muscular layer and interstitial tissue between the epididymis canal. The histological alteration of female reproductive organs includes disturbances in development of primary follicles of ovaries, hemorrhage in the interstitial tissue as well as atrophy in the uterine glands with hyperplasia of the epithelial cells of uterus. The conclusion of this study showed that alloxan cause histological alteration in reproductive organs of male and female rats.

Effects of red reishi mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum) on the reproductive system in female and male rats

Buthina Abdulhameed Abdullah; Maad Alfahad; Dakhell Hussein Hdree

Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences, 2019, Volume 33, Issue 1, Pages 137-141
DOI: 10.33899/ijvs.2019.125547.1067

The present study aimed to investigate the histological changes of Ganoderma lucidum (Red Reishi mushroom) on female and male reproductive system by using light microscope. Fifteen white rat weighing 200-250g was used in the experiments. The animals was divided mainly into three groups and these groups were subdivided into 3 groups for female, and 3 groups for male, that’s group represented as control group without treatment (G1). The 2nd received only 0.03 gm and vitamin C diluted with D.W. and the 3rd group received 0.03 gm of Ganoderma lucidum . The results of the present study showed that there are no side efects of Ganoderma lucidum on female and male genital system of rats (positive effects).