Effects of Ground Water Arsenic on the Testes of Albino Rats


  • Dr.Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Department of Zoology, School of Life Sciences, Agra, 282002, India


Arsenic may cause variation in tissues which affect histopathology of reproductive organs. The aim was to investigate the morphological and anatomical changes in structure of testis. In the present study, twenty male albino rats divided into four groups of five rats each. Distilled water and arsenic water were administrated orally to control and experimental groups for 7, 14, and 21 days respectively. The body weight, organ weight, sperm count, sperm motility and sperm sluggish motility were decreased significantly compared with control. The histopathological observations of testes after 7, 14 and 21 days of ground water arsenic treatment of rat showed some predominant change in the structure of testis. There are atrophic changes in testis due to degenerative changes in spermatogenic and leydig cells. The above results confirm the toxic effect of arsenic in testis of albino rats.


Arsenic, Organ Weight, Sperm Count, Sperm Motility and Sperm Sluggish.

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